Reflection: A Literary Discussion for Chapter 11 - Section 2: Getting Down to Business


It seems that whenever I approach a group to listen to their conversation, they clam up and make silly faces at each other.  Because of this, I have become a little bit more stealthy in how I listen in. 

One of my favorite tricks is to stand facing a group with my clipboard in hand.  They may think that I'm listening to their conversation, but really I'm focused on the group behind me.  It's amazing how they think my ears don't work if I'm not looking right at them!

By being sneaky in how I listen to their discussions, I can get more authentic examples of how they're working together to make meaning out of text.

  Julia the Spy
  Julia the Spy
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A Literary Discussion for Chapter 11

Unit 8: Using Tom Sawyer for an Introduction to Literary Discussions
Lesson 8 of 8

Objective: SWBAT engage effectively in a small-group literary discussion and reflect upon their contribution to the group through reflection writing.

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