LITERATURE CIRCLE PROJECT
We have been discussing literature circles and the various roles used in these circles. By selecting one of the roles below, you will get your role worksheet ready to print. These roles include:
Click here to see the responsibilities of each job!
BOOKS CHOSEN FOR LITERATURE CIRCLES
WITH GROUP SELECTIONS BY STUDENT NUMBERS
A Wrinkle In Time
Walk Two Moons
DIRECTIONS FOR LITERATURE CIRCLES
1. Refer to your group's job chart to see when your different roles occur.
2. You will meet every Tuesday and Friday. Be sure that you have your role assign-
ment complete BEFORE each meeting. Each group has a folder to keep role sheets
organized. Mrs. Mitchell will check the folder's contents after each meeting.
3. If you know you are going to be absent on a meeting day, fill out your role sheet
ahead of time and put it in your group's folder.
4. On the first meeting day, your group will fill in the "Meeting Assignment" sheet.
This will organize your reading selections. If your group needs to modify this
page, that is acceptable.
5. You will have a total of 8 meeting days. Keep this in mind when you are filling out
your "Meeting Assignment" sheet.
6. After your last meeting, your group will start the evaluation project.
Click here for your Meeting Assignment sheet.
EVALUATION PROJECT: CREATE A LITERATURE BOARD GAME
Game board (this can be a recycled game board or one you make yourself)
Spinner or dice
Markers to hold spaces (buttons, coins, toys, etc.)
Container to hold game (unused pizza boxes work wonderfully)
Copy of the book
TYPES of QUESTION CARDS: (minimum of 10 each)
Comprehension (Answer the question.)
Cloze or Quotes (Identify who spoke the quote or finish the sentence so that it sounds like it might be found in the book.)
Synonyms (Use a different word that means about the same as the underlined word.)
Sequencing (Put the events in sequential order.)
SUGGESTIONS WHEN CREATING YOUR GAME:
Give detailed directions.
Color-code the game cards. They may be hand-written or typed.
Make the game board visually appealing. It should relate to the story. NEATNESS COUNTS!!!
The container should visually represent the book.
If you have ideas for different game cards, tell Mrs. Mitchell and she will consider your idea(s).
JOB CATEGORIES FOR CREATING A BOARD GAME:
Reader (reads directions, proofreads, etc.)
Artist (draws or selects cut outs for the final version of the game board)
Scribe (writes questions, answers, and rules)
Materials Manager (selects, gathers, returns materials and group evaluation forms)
Your game will be evaluated by Mrs. Mitchell and each of the literature circle groups.
Click here for Group Evaluation Form
Click Here for Game Evaluation Form
The following are some links to the authors of our literature circle group books:
The following are links about Literature Circles:
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