Reflection: Routines and Procedures Hotseat Discussion of Opening Chapters of Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Day 1 of 2) - Section 2: Review Hoseat Notes


The students selected the characters that were to sit on the hotseat, and ended up with four groups: 

Junior  on the reservation

Junior after he leaves for Reardan

Mr. P (the teacher)

Rowdy (his friend on the reservation)

Thus the prep groups were large, like 7-8 students each, and they just quickly prepped the student who would sit on the hotseat.  These groups are mega-large groups by most standards, but they were effected as a quick prep for the hotseat volunteer. 

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Hotseat Discussion of Opening Chapters of Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 2: Metacognition and The Absolutely-True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Lesson 7 of 19

Objective: SWBAT engage in thoughtful questions and answers in a discussion of character and theme development in The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Big Idea: Hotseating provides that amazing and elusive discussion quality, "uptake," in which students truly challenge each other with thoughtful interpretation questions.

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