Reading Circle Meeting & Assessment - Cinder Book Three

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

Big Idea

Putting the pieces together.

Warm Up

5 minutes

Today, I want to open class with a light hearted practice -no pressure with an Edmodo quiz- just a conversation to get them thinking.

I'll share the video below and ask students to not only identify two examples of figurative language in the scene but to consider why the author chose to use those examples there.  I'll ask them to make informal notes so they can share as a table and with the class.




20 minutes

Students will take the attached quiz.  Please see my previous reflection about the content of my quizzes.

Group Work

25 minutes

At this time students will have their reading circle meeting.  

I will remind them again about what makes or breaks a good discussion.  We have reviewed this year, but I know they need to hear it again, so again we'll use the acronym SLANT.

Sit up

Look at the person talking

Act like you care

Nod your head in acknowlegement

Take turns speaking


Next, I will simply remind them that they should have the text, their Reading Circle sheets and open ears. Before turning them lose to discuss, I'll instruct them to start at the top and work their way down.  

I will be circulating, listening and facilitating the discussion process.

Wrap Up

5 minutes

To wrap up, I will bring the class back together and ask each table to identify one thing that stood out in their conversation...a "big idea".  Then, I'll go around again asking each table to tell me one thing that they can improve on for the next meeting. I'll record big ideas and areas for improvement on the SMART board to refer to next time.

Finally, I will ask students to put their Reading Circle sheets in a the caddy to "turn them in".