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.