When I think about what Literature Circles are to a teacher I entertain ideas of manageability, juggling, productivity, real life discussion, life. Literature Circles allow for that real level of deep inquiry that all people bring to bear in their real lives. THey are alive and evolving, growing and changing, progressive and insatiable for a group involved who are really there to get the most out of it.

I saw a lot of that today in class when I shuttled around the room and witnessed the way students were, while in the midst of getting familiar with the job at hand, forcefully working hte process offered them.

If I could congradulate all of you by name with the space allowed I would, you were all truly admirable in your fervent honest desire to grasp and hold tight to the world of knowledge your group mates had to share.

As far as what is important for you all to know about class Friday, here it is:

  • In Class
    • All Blocks were working in Literature Circles
    • Most groups went through the first Cycle.
    • Here are the cycle breakdowns for the various group sizes
4 Person Group Job Cycles
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Name 1 A B C D E F G
Name 2 B C/A D E F G A
Name 3 C D E/A F G A B
Name 4 D E F G/A A B C
5 Person Group Job Cycles
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Name 1 A B C D E F G
Name 2 B C/A D E F G A
Name 3 C D E/A F G A B
Name 4 D E F G A B C
Name 5 E F G A B C D
6 Person Group Job Cycles
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Name 1 A B C D E F G
Name 2 B C/A D E F G A
Name 3 C D E F G A B
Name 4 D E F G A B C
Name 5 E F G A B C D
Name 6 F G A B C D E
7 Person Group Job Cycles
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Name 1 A B C D E F G
Name 2 B C D E F G A
Name 3 C D E F G A B
Name 4 D E F G A B C
Name 5 E F G A B C D
Name 6 F G A B C D E
Name 7 G A B C D E F
  • At Home this weekend, remember:
    • You have a stem test on Monday, so STUDY!
    • 1st & 2nd Blocks – Your FIRST Approach Papers are DUE MONDAY. Here’s how you’ll be graded – SCORE LA Rubric. Lose 10 points for every day late.

Have a great weekend. See you all Monday. If you have any questions, post them to this discussion. Just scroll down, fill in the appropriate fields and click submit. Cheerio!!

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