10-second review: Students in each group were assigned to one of four roles: Discussion Director. Summarizer. Vocabulary Enricher. Webmaster [The “Web” does not refer to the Internet, but to constructing a graphic organizer].
Title: “Textmasters: Bringing Literature Circles to Textbook
Description of roles:
Discussion Director: Develop list of questions about this part of the book.
Summarizer: Prepare brief summary of today’s reading.
Vocabulary Enricher: Look for a few especially important unfamiliar and puzzling words.
Webmaster: Make a graphic organizer of all of today’s information.
Each group prepares a presentation to teach their classmates what they have learned.
Comment: Interesting approach to content area reading. RayS.