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Book Board Trying to prep for all those reading groups? Join us as we exchange teaching ideas, discussion questions, and related activities for the books we use! Post a book title you need ideas for! source


Literature Circles - The job requirements for each group memeber are as follows: 1.) Discussion Director composes 3-5 "fat questions" on the reading for the day. "Fat questions" are those that require higher-order thinking skills to answer, not just a fact or detail from the story (ex: Why did this character react to this particular event the way that he/she did? What makes you think so? Give evidence from the story). The Discussion Director also leads the group for the day in staying on task and in talking about the questions (he/she writes down the consensus of the groups answers). 2.) Passage Picker selects...source

How to Lead a Literature Circle - This is specifc information for teachers on how to lead a literature circle with a group of students source

Literary Lessons - A compilation of ideas related to literature circles. Includes lesson plans as well as graphic organizers source

LiteratureCircles.com - Gives practical tips on how to begin and manage literature cirlces in your classroom. Each month there is a new featured article source

Lunch Bunch Preparation - Literature groups can meet anytime - including lunch! Use this organizer to help your students prepare. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader source

The Reading Dimension - Students of all ages can participate in this on-line book club source

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