The newest batch of middle schoolers are introduced to the wonderful world of literature. This quarter, the sixth graders are immersed in literary and reading skills through engaging yet structured group activities. Called as literature circle, this activity can be briefly described as follows:
- a gathering of small groups to discuss a piece of literature in depth
- a book club that has more structure
For this activity, students are divided into groups and are assigned different tasks per story. These tasks include Super Summarizers, Wise Word Finders, Quick Question Makers, and Imaginative Illustrators.
At the end of each given time, students gather in a big group to talk about the story, focusing on their assigned task.
As we approach the second quarter, students are more familiar with the literary skills and terms that will be useful as they take on more advanced literary pieces. Said skills will be necessary when we tackle the novel “The Giver” by Lois Lowry.