Reflection: Student Grouping "Mockingbird" Logistics: Creative Project Introduction and Forming Literature Circle Groups - Section 4: Group Norming


As noted in the lesson narrative above, student groups were determined (mostly) randomly. This did, of course, elicit negative reactions, as students wanted to work with their friends, but I was able to stress part of the objective here is for them to work with people they might not otherwise--it's one of the big themes in the novel, this also allowed me to introduce another theme in class today (RL.9-10.2). I did find that students were willing to share their responses, even with these more unfamiliar groups, and students did find a lot of similarity in the lessons they learned, especially learning not to judge people, allowing another thematic connection to the novel I would highlight. 

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"Mockingbird" Logistics: Creative Project Introduction and Forming Literature Circle Groups

Unit 14: Literacy: "To Kill A Mockingbird" Collaborative Study
Lesson 1 of 15

Objective: SWBAT set rules for collaborative discussion of "To Kill a Mockingbird" by completing an ice breaker in their literature circle groups and assigning group roles.

Big Idea: Meet and greet; students get to know their literature circle groups for "To Kill a Mockingbird"

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