- Work in cooperative groups where everyone is involved to read a novel.
- Fulfill their chosen Literature Circle Role(s) to contribute to the group.
- Complete literature responses and participate in the "Technological Grand Conversations."
Students choose between creating a summarization storyboard, a graphic novel of the book (or selected section of the book), performing a scene from the book with a context book talk, or writing a character journal. These projects all demonstrate a connection and comprehension of the novel while giving students a choice in how they are assessed.
In this lesson, students form cooperative groups and read a short text. First-year teachers can teach the class about the roles and expectations of a literature circle.
Students form cooperative Literature Circle groups of 3–5 members to read, discuss, and respond to a novel.
Students discuss their Literature Circle books with other students who have read the same titles using technology that encourages thoughtful responses.