Reflection: Routines and Procedures Preparing for Discussion - Section 3: Read


A few students didn't have their books with them today. Now, they COULD have wasted time going to get their books from their lockers. They COULD have wasted time sitting and staring at the wall. Instead, they were able to read because I keep extra books in the room.

Of course, this opens the door to multiple copies of books walking out of the room with students. I find it helpful to keep the beaten up old copies of books in the room; no one really WANTS them anymore, and it's very easy to spot them moving toward the door.

Small steps make class run so much smoother, even when it comes to extra books.

  No Book? No Problem
  Routines and Procedures: No Book? No Problem
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Preparing for Discussion

Unit 2: Finding Themes and Making Inferences in Literature
Lesson 3 of 17

Objective: Students will be able to prepare engaging questions and comments for discussion by completing a reading log.

Big Idea: Summarize, analyze, personalize--prepare for delightful discussion.

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English / Language Arts, Literature, discussions, journals, Reading Log, preparation, novel
  45 minutes
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