Reflection: Novel Discussion, Day One - Section 2: Novel Discussion


It was our second day of working with novels, and a few students were unprepared their second day in a row. Trouble ahead.

I chatted with these students quietly, individually--what prevented them from reading? How could they fix the problem? How do they think their group feels?

It's a small step today, but hopefully it will help. If not, groups may be reformed--I reserve the right to pull group members out of groups in which they are not performing and the right to adjust group assignments to individual assignments as needed.

  The Unprepared Students
  The Unprepared Students
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Novel Discussion, Day One

Unit 2: Finding Themes and Making Inferences in Literature
Lesson 4 of 17

Objective: Students will be able to discuss a novel by posing and responding to questions, incorporating others into discussion, and presenting their own ideas and justifications.

Big Idea: Moving beyond talking at one another--true discussion.

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English / Language Arts, Literature, discussions, Huckleberry Finn, My Antonia, fallen angels, novel
  45 minutes
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