Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Book Club groups....

I hope y'all had a fun and restful holiday break!  We will be meeting back in class tomorrow and I have already started putting our book club groups together based on your selections.  I have only heard from about 13 of you, so if you haven't chosen a book you need to do that before tomorrow.

Here are a few guidelines and suggestions to follow once you begin reading and we have our group discussions of the book:

  1. Avoid "like" or “dislike.” Those terms aren't very helpful for moving discussions forward, and they can make others feel defensive. Instead, talk about your experience, how you felt as you read the book. 

  2. Support your views. Use specific passages from the book as evidence for your ideas. This is a literary analysis technique called “close reading.” 

  3. Take notes as you read. Jot down particularly interesting passages: something that strikes you or, maybe, that you don't understand. Take your notes to the meeting.

    See y'all tomorrow!



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