Big Idea:Today begins the first day of book groups. Students receive their anticipated text, their first reading assignment, and begin learning how to have meaningful conversations about their reading.
Big Idea:Students are midway through their first book group book and job sheets. My focus today is to check in with two groups: one who is struggling with reading the text and the second who is ready for extension beyond their current work.
Big Idea:Today's job is "Captain Character." Students must make notes of important words and actions from the character, determine a character trait, and support all of their work with evidence from the text.