2 Philosophy SpotterName_________________________________________________Chapter_________________________Location Reason for Pickingpage # Parag. #____ _____ __________________________________________ _____ ______________________________________Your job is to locate a few special sections of the text that really hone in on the authors’ philosophy of education and/orbeliefs about teaching and learning. You will read these passagesaloud to your group and explain why these were key passages in the chapter.Adapted from Literature Circles: Voice and choice in the student-centered classroom by Harvey Daniels
3 Discussion DirectorName_________________________________________________Chapter_________________________Possible discussion questions or topics for today:_________________________________________________________Your job is to develop a list of questions that yourgroup might want to discuss about this part of the text. Don’t worryabout the small details; your task is to help people talk over the big ideasPart of your job is also to make sure each group member contributes.Adapted from Literature Circles: Voice and choice in the student-centered classroom by Harvey Daniels
4 Connector Name_________________________________________________ Chapter_________________________Possible discussion questions or topics for today:_________________________________________________________Your job takes place during the discussion . Use your own thinkingabout what you read, the text, and the things said by the peoplein your group discussion to develop, share or capturethe “big ideas” or generalizations about teaching and learningthat result from your discussion. What you’re trying to record isthe “ahas,” the things people in your group realized or learnedas they worked and talked to each other. These ahas will helpyour group decide what needs to be shared with thosewho did not read this chapter.Adapted from Literature Circles: Voice and choice in the student-centered classroom by Harvey Daniels
5 Graphic IllustratorName________________________ Group__________________________Book_________________________ Author_________________________Assignment: p___ to p____Presentation Plan: When the Discussion Director invites your participation, you may show your picture without comment to the others in the group. One at a time, they get to speculate what your picture means, to connect the drawing to their own ideas about the reading. After everyone has had a say, you get the last word: tell them what your picture means, where it came from, or what it represents to you.Your job is to draw two pictures related to thereading. They can be sketches, cartoons, diagrams, flow charts, orstick figure scenes. Make one drawing in the space below and a largerOne on the back of this sheet.Adapted from Literature Circles: Voice and choice in the student-centered classroom by Harvey Daniels
6 Vocabulary EnricherName_________________________________________________Chapter_________________________Word Page # Why I picked it and a brief definition__________ ___________ ________________________________Vocabulary Enricher: Your job is to be on the look out for a fewespecially important words in this reading section. If you find wordsthat are puzzling or unfamiliar, mark them while you are reading, thenlater jot down their definition. Keep it brief and in your own words.Adapted from Literature Circles: Voice and choice in the student-centered classroom by Harvey Daniels
7 Detail FinderName_________________________________________________Chapter__________________________Your job is to draw some kind of thinking map or graphic organizer that could be considered the “notes” for this chapter. You can draw or create a diagram, a web, an outline, or any other kind of graphic organizer you want. Your work should not take up more than one page. You might wish to do it on the computer.When you meet in your group, show your organizer without comment to others in the group. One at a time, they get to examine it, to connect it to their own ideas about the reading, and clarify or correct anything they disagree with. After everyone has had a say, you get the last word: change it based on the group’s input or not. Remember though, your work needs to be an accurate reflection of the ideas expressed in the chapter.Adapted from Literature Circles: Voice and choice in the student-centered classroom by Harvey Daniels
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