Set of 3 Small Discussion Group Placemats, Teacher’s Guide and TOU to use with almost any text. Each placemat has four sets of questions that challenge the students to dive deeply into a text. Students are asked to explore context, audience, author’s purpose, rhetorical devices, text structure and more. Placemats may be used independently from each other, or in a progressive series of discussions.
Students are split into groups and assigned a number from 1-4. Students become experts in their assigned topics to share with their group, Each discussion should generate 15-20 minutes of discussion.
You can use this activity to . . .
*practice rhetorical analysis skills
*conduct formative assessment
*prepare for oral or written assessment
*deepen student understanding
*encourage cooperative learning
*allow students to share learning with parents at conferences
*differentiate lesson activities
The placemats are based on skills found in the common core standards for English Language Arts and are appropriate for grades 7-12. Each placemat has four sets of questions. Print in color and laminate each placemat for repeated use.
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