Reflection: Routines and Procedures Holden's Downward Spiral: Student SSR and Role Analysis 4 - Section 2: Student Lit. Circle Work Time: Sustained Reading and Role Assignment Work


This is the fourth independent work day for students, and the fourth chance for them to work at their own pace, reading, working on their literature circle assignments, and studying. Students are aware they will be assessed on the vocabulary and plot in a quiz, and they know they should be working on their board game projects as they go. 


Today, either because of the established routine or because it's a Monday, students settled into work quickly and efficiently. Three days of routine before this most certainly contributed to the focus. Part of the challenge with literature circles is creating a routine but keep students engaged. At this point, it appears students have met that balance. 

  Thoughts on Building a Routine
  Routines and Procedures: Thoughts on Building a Routine
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Holden's Downward Spiral: Student SSR and Role Analysis 4

Unit 5: Literacy: Catching Identity, Novel Study of "The Catcher in the Rye"
Lesson 10 of 13

Objective: SWBAT continue drawing specific evidence from Chapters 16-20 of "The Catcher in the Rye" through independent reading and assignment completion, preparing for their fourth collaborative discussion.

Big Idea: Holden has taken the geographical trip to New York City, and now beings to take a downward turn mentally and emotionally.

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English / Language Arts, discussion leader, characterization (Fictional Lit), Vocabulary, independent reading, the catcher in the rye, Catcher in the Rye, sustained silent reading, literature circles, illustrators
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