Introduce your literature circle book and the author. Then describe one character who plays the role of "protector."
Address the following questions:
1. How is the protector tender toward the weaknesses in the other characters?
2. How is the protector tender toward his/her own weakness?
3. How does the protector PROTECT? State at least two examples that you've read about so far?
Remember to put your first name and the first initial of your last name. Also, DON'T FORGET to put your class period.
example: Shelia S., p. 1
Literature Circle Post #2, Predators, Benevolent Predators, Possums, and Protectors in the Literature You are Reading!
Using the Tree Map you created in class, please describe the predators, benevolent predators, possums and protectors in the literature circle book you are reading. Please explain why you think each character fits into the category you chose. Your initial post is due Friday. You must response to one other person (this person DOES NOT have to be in your same class period.
See example post below:
Shelia S., p. 1
In the book, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the characters reveal their personality traits through their behaviors. It's a classic tale of good versus evil since Tom Robinson is falsely accused of a crime he did not commit.
Bob Ewell-- because he lied about what happened. He is the one who actually attacked Mayella.
Aunt Alexandria--because she seems benevolent and tries to "help" Scout and Atticus, but when they don't listen, she gets angry.
Mayella--because she allows her father to lie and avoids telling the truth to avoid further conflict
Atticus--because he takes on Tom Robinson's case when no one else would, and he fights to protect him, Boo Radley, Mrs. Dubros, and his children, to name a few. He uses gentle protector skills to be tender toward the weaknesses he sees in the other characters.
These are not all the characters, and it's meant to provide you with a model.
Literature Circles—Each quarter you will participate in one (or two) reading circle. This is a small group reading assignment. It is something akin to a book club.
You will be placed into groups based on your book choice. You may get your books from the school library, the public library, or my classroom library.
You will have 6 people in your group MAXIMUM and 4 people MINIMUM!
We will schedule your readings on a calendar in class, and you will be required to complete all 6 roles in literature circles.
See explanation of required roles on the Resources Tab. You will be required to post online at suttonclassroom.com in the discussion forum entitled, “Reading Circles.”
You will compose an initial post of 150 words, which will be due each Thursday at midnight. You will respond to one other person (this person can be in a class period other than yours). Your response will be 50 words and is due each Sunday at midnight.
You will read your reading circle book each day for 15 minutes at the beginning of class.
Please post a copy of this week's literature circle job that YOU completed this week. Make sure to include the title of the book and the author.
Then respond to one other person in YOUR literature group. You'll have to scroll around to find them.
Make sure to include only your first name and the first initial of your last name as well as your class period.
Shelia S., p. 1
This week I was the Discussion Director. We are reading THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak. We read pages 1-92.
These are the questions I came up with to guide our discussion.
Make sure to create open ended questions and not YES/NO questions for your group to answer.