Reflection: Lesson Planning Reading Circle Meeting & Assessment - Cinder Book Four - Section 3: Group Work

 

I've been using Reading Circles in some form for most of the 17 years I've been teaching.  I've always tried to make the final meetings a culmination of the entire book.  I spent several years trying different things - including posters of information about the book- which frankly were too cumbesome and seemed to take more time than necessary to get to the end.  This led to the use of a site like Today's Meet for sharing in real time. Basically, upon reflection, I wanted to eliminate wasted time but keep the element of bringing their final thoughts and ideas to the larger audience of the entire classroom.  

I've used blogs in the past, but really like the quick easy to use setup of Today's Meet.  Students can use their phones or any internet capable device to add to the class page.  Also, if you are using groups you only need a few devices.

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Reading Circle Meeting & Assessment - Cinder Book Four

Unit 5: Literary Reading - "Sooner or later, everything old is new again." Part 4
Lesson 7 of 8

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate their understanding (though both verbal and written communication) of multiple literary elements through textual evidence.

Big Idea: The magic of talking it out...

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