Thu. 3/1 – Finishing Up Book Clubs

WRITE DOWN YOUR HOMEWORK – Finish your novel by tomorrow and be prepared to write about it.

TODAY’S GOAL IS TO prepare for and have a final planning session with your book club.

DO NOW – Take out your project materials: novel, notebook, project information, and any drafts of your project work

SPEND THE NEXT FEW MINUTES ORGANIZING your project work.

  • Identify the project pieces you have chosen to complete
  • Find them in your notebook/binder, if you have completed drafts, and be prepared to share them
  • Write down some questions you have about your novel
  • Create a t-chart of likes and dislikes about your novel
  • If you have done all of this, you can continue to read, work on a draft, or revise/edit project pieces

BOOK CLUB AGENDA

  • Discuss the novel.  Ask/answer questions about the novel; share your likes/dislikes
  • Discuss the genre of the novel and take notes as directed below:
    • Write today’s heading in your notebook:

“3/2 – Genre Study for (book title)”

    • Identify and write down the genre of your novel.  Historical Fiction?  Realistic Fiction?  Dystopian Fiction?  Fantasy?
    • Discuss and write down the essential features (“ingredients”) of this genre.
    • Discuss and write down examples for each feature your group identifies.
  • Discuss project choices.  Which projects do you plan to complete?  Which projects have you completed?  Share some of your work.