Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Topic: Using Literature Circles with Science Textbooks.

10-second review: Students in each group were assigned to one of four roles: Discussion Director. Summarizer. Vocabulary Enricher. Webmaster [The “Web” does not refer to the Internet, but to constructing a graphic organizer].

Title: “Textmasters: Bringing Literature Circles to Textbook Reading Across the Curriculum.” LG Wilfong. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (October 2009), 164 – 171. A publication of the International Reading Association (IRA).

Description of roles:

Discussion Director: Develop list of questions about this part of the book.

Summarizer: Prepare brief summary of today’s reading.

Vocabulary Enricher: Look for a few especially important unfamiliar and puzzling words.

Webmaster: Make a graphic organizer of all of today’s information.

Each group prepares a presentation to teach their classmates what they have learned.

Comment: Interesting approach to content area reading. RayS.

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