This Common Core-type assignment falls under the "Speaking and Listening" components for a literature class. It's a Socratic Seminar for the novel, Things Fall Apart, but could be applied to other novels as well. It includes guidelines (what the inner circle does, what the outer circle does), how the students are graded, chapter questions for the novel (chapter 5-last chapter), breakdown of days, and a "Speaking and Listening" rubric. This assignment can easily be changed for your own requirements, novel, etc. It's a perfect assessment option instead of reading check-up quizzes and gets your entire class involved.