Novel Discussion, Day Six

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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.

Do Now: Learning Reflection and Work Habits

10 minutes

Students start the day by completing our biweekly learning reflection and work habits, explained in this lesson.

Discussion

20 minutes

After work habits and learning reflection, students move into groups to discuss their reading for today. Unfortunately, it quickly becomes clear that many students are not prepared.

Read

15 minutes

I again give students time to read, knowing that many students won't read at home if they aren't engaged or at least nearly done from reading in class. Students get comfortable and push further into their novels.