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Save the Last Word for Me - Collaborative Reading Strategy

Save the Last Word for Me - Collaborative Reading Strategy
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Save the Last Word for Me is a reading strategy that can be used as a quick and easy check for understanding while getting students to discuss an assigned novel. It is easy to assign and students love the framework for discussion that it provides. This is a tool that can be used again and again for ANY novel. I like to keep a stack on hand for students to discuss the class novel in case we finish early for the day. It also works well to prepare for Socratic Seminars or to discuss in Literature Circles. Save the Last Word for Me is a great tool to. . .

✔ evaluate student understanding of any assigned novel
✔ encourage collaboration between students
✔ give students a fun framework to discuss an assigned novel
✔ quickly check to see which students completed homework reading
✔ cover both Reading and Speaking/Listening CC Standards (2 birds, 1 stone!)

Objectives
Students will select impactful and relevant quotes from a novel and justify their quote choice based on analysis, reflection, and connection.
Students will participate in a collaborative peer discussion to analyze the selected quotes.

Common Core State Standards
Reading Literature 1: Use text evidence to analyze the text and draw inferences.
Speaking and Listening 1: Collaborate in discussion with peers; express own ideas and build on the ideas of others.

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1 page
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45 minutes
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