Literature Circles. The Giver and Gathering Blue Unit. What are literature circles?. As we read Lois Lowry’s novels Gathering Blue and The Giver , you will be meeting with a small group of your classmates to discuss the novel (s) you are reading.
The Giver and Gathering Blue Unit
As we read Lois Lowry’s novels Gathering Blue and The Giver, you will be meeting with a small group of your classmates to discuss the novel (s) you are reading.
Each individual group member will have a certain “role” in which he or she will have to fulfill a particular assignment for the reading each week. You will meet on Mondays to decide on who will fill each role.
On Fridays, your group will meet to share your role and discuss the reading from the week. You will also discuss the “big questions” for the week.
At the end of the unit, your group will complete a project together. More info to come!
Responding to Others
Expand on your group members’ ideas by sharing your own thoughts and feelings about what they contribute to the conversations.
Clarifying: Probe to understand each other’s ideas.
Sharing Ideas and Justifying Opinions: Share parts of the book that are important to you and explain why they are important. Justify your opinions.
Before you meet with you literature circle, choose a part of the book that….
Was your favorite part
Reminds you of another book
Reminds you of something that has happened in life