Hey, I get the last word, but don’t worry, you will get your turn too!

                                       TEXT-BASED PROTOCOL                                Lorrie King ‘13

Who?

What?

For about how long?

ALL GROUP MEMBERS

Skim/scan text to recall the passages, sentences, phrases you highlighted when reading.

2 minutes

Participant #1

Read selected passage aloud to other members of the group.

1 minute

Participant #1

Speak about why you chose that passage, how it relates to you, why it irks you, whatever.  Then remain silent.

2-3 minutes

All participants except #1

Each person responds to what was just said.

1 minute per person

Participant #1

You now have the last word, which may be similar to what you originally said, or it may have changed based on what you heard from the other participants.

2-3 minutes

Participant #2

Follow the same procedure outlined above.

~8-10 minutes

Participant #3

Follow the same procedure outlined above.

~8-10 minutes

Participant #4

Follow the same procedure outlined above.

~8-10 minutes

 

Repeat rounds if there is time left over.

 

Please note:

Before beginning the protocol, highlight or sticky note passages that resonate with you or passages you are questioning.

This protocol, for a group of four participants, should take about 40 minutes. 

 Read that passage aloud to the other members of your group.

 

Then speak for two-three minutes about why you chose that passage, how you relate to it, why it irks you, etc.

 

Each group member responds to what you have just said for one minute.

 

After each member has spoken, the person who chose the passage in the first place has the final word, which may be similar or may have changed depending upon the direction of the conversation.

 

Then move on to the next person.  Continue the same format until each person has had a chance to have the final word.

 

 

Purpose of this book response protocol is:                

•           to expand the presenter’s thinking about the quote and the issues raised

•           to provide a different look at the quote by hearing from others

•           to clarify the presenter’s thinking about the quote

•           to have assumptions and beliefs questioned in order to gain a deeper understanding

 

 

 Debrief after using the protocol:

  1. How did this protocol work for you?  for your group?
  2. Have you ever done anything like this before?
  3. What do you see as the benefits of using a structured protocol like this?
  4. What do you see as the challenges of using a structured protocol like this?

      5.  Do you think this type of protocol could be used with your students?