Reflection: Rigor Literature Circle Reading Day: Chapters 1-6 - Section 3: Reading Time: Literature Circle Prep


Today proved an ongoing concern for any teacher: keeping students engaged for extended periods of time. I have found that thirty minutes is an effective amount to ask students to read independently, and establish the rigor they will need for the independent work. After about thirty minutes, the students began to get "squirrely," and often need a change of scenery. Today, they worked well for the assigned time, and the thematic focus question served to provide them direction to develop an conceptual understanding of one of the big ideas in the novel.

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Literature Circle Reading Day: Chapters 1-6

Unit 14: Literacy: "To Kill A Mockingbird" Collaborative Study
Lesson 2 of 15

Objective: SWBAT analyze how Scout interacts with her family and peers through independently reading and completion of literature circle assignments for Chapters 1-6

Big Idea: “Our daddy’s a friend of your daddy’s. Scout here, she’s crazy—she won’t fight you any more.” Students learn how Scout learns to interact with others.

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