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Reading: Literature Circles

posted Jan 24, 2012, 9:00 AM by Sue Hersey
Our reading focus this trimester has been on the science fiction genre.  Students met in three different literature circle groups reading different science fiction titles.  They met in groups to discuss interesting questions, to figure out interesting vocabulary, to notice writing techniques used by the author ( called spotlights on writing), and to share favorite passages to practice accurate and fluent reading out loud.  

To review for the novel tests, each group created a storyboard of illustrations that told the major events in the book.  The storyboards were presented and students commented on writing techniques and expressed their opinions of the book.  Hopefully, students will be interested in reading other science fiction titles independently.

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