This week, students began their first literature circle. A literature circle is a book group where students are assigned roles, a book and come to meetings prepared to discuss. Students learn to ask and answer open-ended questions, to enjoy discussing together and explaining their thinking.
Our first books are biographies of Louis Braille, the inventor of modern Braille. Students, look out for Braille around you. Everywhere, you’ll see evidence of the invention.
Students will have some time to read the assigned pages in class and to complete their “role” for that week. Since next Monday is a holiday, we’ll meet again for literature circles on Wednesday or Thursday.
Students, what did you think about literature circles this week?