Friday, January 28, 2011

Sciience Fiction Literature Circles Begin. Now.

For literature circles, we have planned three discussions (see dates below). On each discussion day, you should come to class having completed the reading your group asssigned itself and with the sticky notes to remember what you want to discuss with your group. Each reading day (see below) you will be given time to read in class and we'll have a short mini-lesson halfway through to break up the reading time. Any reading or notes you don't finish in class, you will need to finish as homework. As we've been reminding you in class, you may need to get your own copy of the book from the library or bookstore. Here is the calendar to mark the reading time for our lit circle Science Fiction Unit.

As you are reading the pages set by your group for discussion, remember to make notes on stickies as you go. Here's the list we've been using in class as we prepare our notes. Adding page numbers will make it easier to find the passages you'd like to reference in discussion. There is no set number of notes required but your notes are one way to show that you were prepared for discussion. They will be collected.