Boo! We’re starting today with our literature circle meeting.
If everyone is prepared for today’s meeting we will have a treat afterwards.
Tomorrow I’m away and you’ll be blogging in the lab and then you’ll have time for reading/working on madlibs. If you didn’t post last week, make sure your post is on the blog before tomorrow!
Today we’ll begin by reading some more of The Hunger Games as a class. As we read you’ll each be responsible for one of the following: a discussion question, a literary device, a connection, or vocabulary.
Next we’re going to talk about how to write a summary and we’ll write one as a class.
Finally, you will finish your literature circle work and have it in your folder for your next meeting tomorrow.
By the end of class you should be able to tell me one tip for writing a summary.
Handouts for today: Summary, How to Write a Summary, exittweet
Today I’m going to have a look at your work from Friday and you’ll have time for reading and working on your literature circle novels.
Today you will be in room 208 for blogging with Ms. Harding.
Please read through these steps completely before logging on to http://barkersbookclubs.ning.com/
1) Here is your blog post topic for today: Type your blog post in Word or Open Office first and save as you go.
- Identify the types of conflict in your book and give specific examples (don’t forget page references and quotations please!)
- What choices did the characters in your novel have as opposed to the ones they made? Do you think they made the right decisions?
2) Make sure your typed blog post meets the following criteria:
- Writing is organized in proper paragraphs with minimal to no spelling or grammar errors
- Uses at least three specific examples from the text with page references
- Explains ideas clearly
- Makes connections between texts, self, and/or world.
3) Post your blog post before the end of class whether you’re finished or not. I will be checking them from Toronto.
4) Comment on at least two other posts. Be respectful, polite, and try to extend the conversation.
5) If you have any trouble posting, you will print it out and give it to Ms. Harding.
Today is a shortened class and our first literature circle meeting.
Before getting into groups, I will need to check that your work is complete.
Today we’ve got the netbooks and I’m going to use them to get you set up on the site we’re going to use for our literature circle blogs.
You will sign up and create your profile and complete a practice blog post. Then you will have the rest of the period to complete your work for your literature circle.
Our first meeting is tomorrow! Don’t forget though, because we have an altered schedule , our class will start at 1:35
Today we’re going to start off looking at The Hunger Games and then look at parts of speech. You’ll apply your knowledge of parts of speech by completing at “mad libs” exercise.
Then you’ll have time to work on your literature circle novels. Your first meeting is this Wednesday.
Parts of speech mad libs
Today you’ll get lots of time to read and work on your literature circle role for your first meeting. Enjoy!
Today we’re going to practice another role for the literature circles with The Hunger Games. Then we’ll decide which role each of you are going to do for your first meeting and you’ll get to work on your own novels.
Yesterday we focussed on making connections and asking good discussion questions. Today we’re going to practise discussion questions and learn a new literature circle role: Literary Observer
Then you will make your literature circle folders and choose your role for your first meeting next week.
Handouts for this class:
Lit circle role cards