Monday, October 17, 2011

Skype and Literature Circles? Why not!

Interested in participating in literature circles? My 9th graders will choose to read one of the following titles for literature circles:
Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman,
Romiette and Julio by Sharon Draper
If You Come Softly by Jacquelyn Woodson.

Students will begin planning for literature circles and setting a reading schedule November 8th. This will be our first cycle of literature circles this year and we'll use  role sheets developed for Janet Allen's Plugged-in to Reading. Conversation is what counts though!

We hope to complete the circles before Winter break. Students will read outside of class and spend 2 days a week (for 2-3 weeks) meeting to talk about the book and their reading. Participating classes/students may Skype into the discussion once, twice or for the entire length of the circle. We will work out the details together based on our schedules.

Interested? Complete the Google form below and we will contact you with details.

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