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Lit Circle Discussion #1
*Discuss your first impressions of the protagonist(s)/main character(s)
*What is it about them that you like, dislike, connect to, etc.
*If you were to meet them on the street, in school (anywhere), would they be someone you would be friends with? Respect? Why/Why not?
Today's Google Form (Self-Assessment): http://goo.gl/forms/5HXMOHs6wz
Lit Circle Discussion #2
*Discuss the setting of the story - from what you know already.
*Pretend that you are character in the book. Using descriptive language, write a descriptive paragraph about what you feel, taste, see, hear, and smell. If your paragraph is done well, I should be able to imagine myself in the book too.
Today's Google Form (self-assessment): http://goo.gl/forms/bESsokg3tU
Lit Circle Discussion #3
By now you've met more characters. Discuss the other characters and their role/relationship with the protagonist(s). Would you be friends with these characters? Why? Why not?
Today's Google Form (peer assessment): http://goo.gl/forms/3RuJWr4MdW
Lit Circles Discussion #4
Different authors use different techniques to keep you engaged and reading. So far, how has the author kept you reading? Do you like their writing style? Why/why not? How is it similar or different than other authors you've read?
Google Form (Peer Assessment): http://goo.gl/forms/daUtYVW9fG
Lit Circle Discussion #5
Let's talk about genre. Here's a list of popular genres: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_writing_genres ; what are you reading? Are you enjoying it? Have you read this genre before? What makes this genre interesting to you? If your book is in a different genre than you are used to, did you expect to like it? Not like it? etc.
Google Form (Self-Assessment): http://goo.gl/forms/ieKcPNxV3a
Lit Circle Discussion #6
Conflict drives any story forward - without it, the action, resolution, fuzzy warm feelings at the end of the book wouldn't happen. Discuss the different types of conflict you have found in your book. Is it person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. nature, person vs. society, person vs. supernatural - or a combination? How has the conflict(s) contributed to the moving plot line? Are these conflicts similar to those you have faced in your life? How so?
Google Form (Peer Assessment): http://goo.gl/forms/wscSY6wYRZ
Lit Circle Discussion #7 - final one with a journal prompt
As you complete your novel, it's time to discuss the conclusion. Has it left you wanting more? Did you like the ending? Why/Why not? If you could, how might you have changed the ending?
Google Form (self-assessment): http://goo.gl/forms/G2n5Di99jA
We are three lessons into our Literature Circle unit.
Everything is posted on FreshGrade - if you are having trouble with FreshGrade, please come see me or Ms. Campbell.
Over the next few weeks, you will be reading a novel of your choice (based on what we have in the English department book room).
This unit is very self- and group- driected. You decide your reading schedule, you decide which role you will take on each day, and you (ultimately) decide your mark. There will be self-, peer-, and teacher assessments each day leading up to the final book talk and presentation.
Each day you will be responsible for:
Since moving to FreshGrade, we've kind of discarded the website.
For those of you who have trouble with FreshGrade, and rely on this website, I'm happy to post this catch-up post and return to posting things here as well as on FreshGrade.
Since the last post, we've completed our unit on Dante. The unit's assessment included:
Since finishing the first section of Dante, we've moved on to Lit Circles. You've chosen a book, which put you into groups. Throughout this unit you will need to access FreshGrade and upload your work. Each day you'll complete a Google Form (self or peer assessment); respond to a journal prompt (provided) and submit "proof" of your work (to justify your mark). At the end of the unit, we will do a book talk and book presentation on May 12th.
If you are having trouble with FreshGrade you need to come see me ASAP!
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