Reflection: Routines and Procedures Literature Circle #2: Exploring Holden's Relationships - Section 2: Exploring Holden: Literature Circle Discussion


As noted above, I ended up out sick today, allowing students the entire period to work on their literature circle. The sub's report noted the students were good, in one class, they were a bit distracted, but not substantial problems. Establishing the routine of these literature circles provided students with the framework they needed to get their work done, and continue planning for their board game project. 

I did sacrifice a second reading check quiz due to the adjustments to the plan today, but as students have a vocabulary quiz tomorrow, I will be able to assess their knowledge of the story as well. 

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Literature Circle #2: Exploring Holden's Relationships

Unit 5: Literacy: Catching Identity, Novel Study of "The Catcher in the Rye"
Lesson 6 of 13

Objective: SWBAT analyze how Holden Caulfield develops and interacts with others in the chapters 6-10 of "The Catcher in the Rye", moving the plot and introducing themes, through contribution to the literature circle small group collaborative discussion.

Big Idea: How do you react to the students and adults around you? How genuine can you be?

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English / Language Arts, discussion leader, characterization (Fictional Lit), Vocabulary, literature circles, collaborative learning, the catcher in the rye, Catcher in the Rye, illustrators
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