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Give Them a Hand: Promoting Positive Interaction in Literature Circles
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 30-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Computer with Internet access and projection capability, or video player and monitor
- Large chart paper and colored construction paper
- Engaging With Literature: A Video Library
- Literature Circles Resource Center
- Teaching Multicultural Literature: Teaching Strategies-Literature Circles
- Video Clips for Looking into Literature Circles by Harvey Daniels
|1.||To prepare yourself for this lesson and others that incorporate literature circles, see the Websites for Teacher Preparation in the Resources section and the publications cited in the Theory to Practice section.
|2.||Make a copy for each student of Indicators of a Good Book Discussion Group, the Warm/Cool Compliment T-Chart, and the Reflection Worksheet.
|3.||Trace an outline of your hand and copy onto colored construction paper. Cut out two copies for each student.
|4.||Decide what model of a good book discussion you will present to students. Suggestions include: