Reflection: Student Ownership Literature Circle Discussion Day: A Focus on Vocabulary (Chapters 27-31) - Section 2: Literature Circle Discussion: A Focus on Vocabulary


Allowing the students to identify words and terms with which they struggle provides a chance for students to take ownership of the material and lead the discussion, as the terms are those they value. In both of the examples given here, and throughout this unit, students selected a variety of terms, but nearly always seems "appropriate": not just the slang terms or "odd" words with which they are unfamiliar, but words that challenge their personal vocabularies. 

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Literature Circle Discussion Day: A Focus on Vocabulary (Chapters 27-31)

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

Objective: SWBAT determine the meaning of unfamiliar words as used in the text and analyze the impact of that word choice by presenting and discussing these words collaboratively.

Big Idea: As Scout learns new words, like "entailment" and "fine folks," students learn along with her.

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