Visible Circles - Downsiders

Visible Circles - Downsiders
Visible Circles - Downsiders
Visible Circles - Downsiders
Visible Circles - Downsiders
Visible Circles - Downsiders
Visible Circles - Downsiders
Visible Circles - Downsiders
Visible Circles - Downsiders
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17 MB|55 pages
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Note: Some of my products have some “out there” ideas. Make sure to look at the preview before purchasing. Everyone's classroom is unique and while these lessons work within my classroom, that may not be the case in another’s room.

"Chill light on my sight as my ego becomes
A funky child with some words on my tongue"


Here at Wake Up Sunshine, I've created my first Visible Circles guide to work in conjunction with Neal Shusterman's wonderufl novel, Downsiders. What are Visible Circles? Visible Circles are simply my take on Literature Circles (which I've used with success with
Link-Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud Literary Circles Unit Guide

That being said, I was ready for something new. I'm a huge fan of Harvard's Project Zero and Ron Ritchhart's work with visible thinking. That's the basis of Visible Circles. While a couple of the routines are inspired from Project Zero theories, the others I have created on my own (and used with success in my own classroom.)

The routine runs in the same manner as Literature Circles. The activities, however, are different from your standard Discussion Director, Illustrator, etc. If you're eager and ready to give your students an opportunity to actively engage in the literary process, look no further than Wake Up Sunshine's Visible Circles - Downsiders Guide! Students will enjoy the process of leading the novel's discussion and comprehension through student led meetings. As an educator, you'll be pleased to see how if given the chance, your students can truly engage in the literary process on their own and gain a vast understanding of the novel's structure simply by conducting visible circles. This affordable literary guide will allow you to set up the process and then sit back and watch as your students flourish.

♦ Included in the Guide
3 Terms of Use
4 - 6 21st Century Skills
7 Visible Circles Setup
8 - 10 Wally-Zoomi
11 - 12 In the Clouds
13 - 14 Wet Feet
15 - 16 Step Inside
17 - 18 Color, Symbol, Image
19 - 20 The Inspector
21 - 23 The Quiz-o-Guru
24 Quiz Chapters 1 - 3
25 Quiz Chapters 4 - 5
26 Quiz Chapters 6 - 8
27 Quiz Chapters 9 - 11
28 Quiz Chapters 12 - 14
29 Quiz Chapters 15 - 17
30 Quiz Chapters 18 - 21
31 - 37 Quiz Answer Keys
38 Writing Prompts
39 - 41 Multiple Intelligence Ideas
42 Song Inspiration
43 - 46 Final Test
47 - 50 Final Test Answer Key
51 References

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Total Pages
55 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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