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Ms.

Dawson
BookClubs

TheMission:
Youandyourclubwillbeprimarilyresponsibleforreading,discussing,
andanalyzingonebookofchoice.

TheProcess:
Yourclubwillmeettwiceperweek.Youllsetyourownreading
schedule.Ateachmeeting,eachclubmemberwillhaveajob.Thesejobswillrotate
everymeeting.Thenightbeforeeachmeeting,youwillsubmitthelinktoyourJob
SheetGoogleDocby10pm.Ifweseethatyouarenotprepared,wewillnoteit.Your
clubmemberswill,too.Itmightcomebacktohauntyouintheevaluations(see
Assessment).

BookClubdiscussionswillexamineyournovelwithacriticallens,andfitthistextinto
thelargerscopeofthethemessurrounding
identityandbelonging
.

TheRequirements:
Youmustkeepupwiththereading.Youmustbeasolidclub
participantthisincludesspeakingANDlistening.Youmustdoyourjob,doitwell,
andbeanintegral,contributingclubmember.

Jobs(rotateeachmeeting)
DiscussionDirector

LiteraryLuminary

CanvasCrusader
**CrusaderCheckerdoneinclubmeetings.
Researcher
AllotherjobsaredoneBEFOREclubmeetings.
Illustrator

Assessment
:BookClubswillbeassessedvia:
Thejobsheets(outof5pointseach)
Howwellyourcluboperatesinclass
Ashortindividualwrittenreflectionattheendoftheprocess.Yourgroupmates
willalsogettoweighinonyourperformance.
Ashortgrouppresentationattheendofthissegment(willservetoinformuson
whatyoucoveredandwhythisnovelisrelevanttowhatwevebeenexploringasa
classthissemester.

AllBookClubworkisconsideredClasswork/Homework.Ifyouarenotpresentto
participateinyourclubanddontcommunicatewithusoryourgroupaboutyourwork,
expectyourgradetoreflectthat.

DISCUSSIONDIRECTOR

TheDiscussionDirectorisresponsibleforpromptingdiscussionandmovingthe
conversationforwardduringthemeeting.

Meeting#____//Date:___________
Tendiscussionquestionsthatwillmovetheconversationforward*:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

*Stuck?Consideraskinggroupmemberstomakepredictions,tomakepersonal
connections,ortowonderwhytheauthormadespecificchoices,andthe
who/what/when/where/why/howquestionsthatmightincreasecomprehension.

Keepyourquestionsinterestingtomakeyourdiscussioncometolife!

LITERARYLUMINARY
TheLiteraryLuminarylocatesfourselectionsoftexttosharewiththegroupandstates
reasonsforchoosingthoseselections:
Meeting#____//Date:___________
PASSAGE#1

Page#:

Whydidyouchoosethispassage?

Paragraph:

Howwillyoushareitwiththegroup?

PASSAGE#2

Page#:

Whydidyouchoosethispassage?

Paragraph:

Howwillyoushareitwiththegroup?

PASSAGE#3

Page#:

Whydidyouchoosethispassage?

Paragraph:

Howwillyoushareitwiththegroup?

PASSAGE#4

Page#:

Whydidyouchoosethispassage?

Paragraph:

Howwillyoushareitwiththegroup?

CANVASCRUSADER
tobedonewithCHECKERjob

TheCanvasCrusaderisresponsiblefortakingnotesandpayingcloseattentiontohow
yourcluboperatesduringdiscussionsoyoucanrelaytheinformationtotherestofusby
postingasummaryonCanvas.

Yourpostingshouldinclude:
1)whatyourclubdiscussed
2)howyoudiscussedit
3)anypointsofconflict/disagreementindiscussion
4)questionsthatcameupasaresultofthediscussion

TheCanvasCrusaderwillalsotakecareoftheCheckerjobduringgroupmeetings.

TOBEFILLEDOUTBYCANVASCRUSADER//Name:
Alan___________________________
Students
Name

Jobfortoday

Score13
(see
below)

Comments

AmarisOrtiz

DiscussionDirector

Didallreadingandhadsomeamazing
questions.

MajdBostani

Researcher

Didallreading,andhadgreatresearch.

BeaGerber

LiteraryLuminary

Didallreading,andhadgreatquotesto
discuss.

AlanLi

CanvasCrusader

Didsomereading,andtriedtodothejob.

Scoring:
3
=didthereading,didtheirjob,participatedfullyindiscussion
2
=did
some
reading,sortofdidtheirjob,somewhatparticipatedindiscussion
1
=didnotdoreading,didnotdojob,couldhaveparticipatedmorefully

AnythingMs.Giknis/Ms.Dawsonshouldknowabouttodaysmeeting?(Lovenotes
welcome.)

Couldyoupleasevisitourgroupnextweek?Weneedsomehelp.

ATTHEENDOFTHEMEETING:Whatshappeningforthenextmeetingon
2/23/2016___________
(date)
Whatsthereading?
_74104____________________________________________________________
__

DiscussionDirector:
Alan_______________________________________________________________

CanvasCrusader:
Amaris______________________________________________________________
__

Researcher:
Bea________________________________________________________________

LiteraryLuminary:
Majd_______________________________________________________________
_

Illustrator:
________________________________________________________________

RESEARCHER
Yourjobistodigupsomebackgroundinformationonanytopicrelatedtothisreading.

Thismightinclude:
thegeography,culture,historyofthesetting
informationabouttheauthor,her/hislife,otherworks
informationaboutthetimeperiod
pictures,objects,materialsthatillustrateelementsofthetext
history/derivationofwordsornames
musicthatreflectsthesubjectmatterorthetime

ResearchTHREEtopicsanddescribehowtheyrelatetoyoursectionofreading.

Meeting#____//Date:___________
Topic1

Connectiontoreading

Topic2

Connectiontoreading

Topic3

Citations:PutLinksorSourcesbelow!

Connectiontoreading

ILLUSTRATOR
Yourjobistocreateanimagethatrelatestoyoursectionofthetext.Youcanillustratea
sceneasyouimaginedit,createathematicrepresentationofakeyquote,depicta
charactersinnerthoughts,orshowanassociationyouhadwiththereading.

Youcansubmitadigitaldrawingortakeapictureoftheworkyoudidonpaper.When
youredonedrawing,choose3detailsfromyourillustrationandexplaintheminthe
tablebelow.

Meeting#____//Date:___________
Detail1:

Significance:

Detail2:

Significance:

Detail3:

Significance: