Discussion Leader

 

Name: __________________________________ Date: __________________________

Reading Assignment: Chapter _______, (pages _______through _______)

 

Your job is to develop a list of questions that your group will discuss about this part of the book. Donít worry about the small details. Your task is to help your group talk about the big ideas in the reading and share their reactions. Usually the best discussion questions come from your own thoughts, feelings, and concerns as you read, but you should also remember to be specific to this section of the text. It is also your responsibility to lead your groupís discussion for the day.

 

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Ÿ         Sample Questions (general):

What was going through your mind as you read this?What questions did you have when you finished this section?What are some of the most important ideas of this section?

Ÿ         Sample Questions (specific):

What does the conch represent?Why didnít Jack kill the pig?

 

 


Literary Analyst

 

Name: __________________________________ Date: __________________________

Assignment: Chapter _______, pages _______through _______

 

Your task is to locate a few key passages in the text that your group should focus on, read aloud, and discuss. You should help your group remember interesting, powerful, puzzling, or important sections of the text. You decide which passages or paragraphs are worth analyzing and note why and how they should be shared. It would be a good idea to introduce your own ideas about the passage, as well as ask for your group members ideas.

 

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Summarizer

 

Name: __________________________________ Date: __________________________

Assignment: Chapter _______, pages _______through _______

 

Your task is to provide a brief summary of the reading for your group. Make sure to identify in your summary key turning points, major events, characterizations, and other significant portions of the reading. Your summary should be at least one paragraph long.

 

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Vocabulary Enricher

 

Name: __________________________________ Date: __________________________

Assignment: Chapter _______, pages _______through _______

 

Your task is to identify unfamiliar vocabulary words, define them, and introduce and explain them to your group. You must identify at least ten words per chapter, and this may include familiar words used in a unique, unusual, or particularly powerful way.

 

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Pattern and Theme Investigator

Name: __________________________________ Date: __________________________

Assignment: Chapter _______, pages _______through _______

 

Your task is to trace how a theme or themes is/are developed in this section of the reading.Make sure to identify symbols and whatkey turning points, major events, characterizations, and other significant portions of the reading develop the theme(s). Note how patterns are developed, grow, or fall apart.

 

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