ELA 11 Unit 3: Classics Book Clubs
We are continuing to question what we read, thinking about it’s place on the canon of high school literature.
Evidence, Deadlines and Outcome Targets
Reading: Classic text with goodreads updates before each meeting
Plan- Goal setting/deadlines
Meeting Prep: Preparing for discussion using graphic organizer
Plan- Goal Setting
Meetings: Collaborating in three book club meetings
May 14, 22,25
Turn over for the calendar!
May 2018 Unit Calendar (*Subject to small changes)
Groups Meet and Begin Reading
In Class: Reading
In Class: Goodreads.com mini-lesson
In Class: Reading or meeting prep
First book club MEETING Read up to page:___
Come with notes and organizer completed.
In-Class: Mini-Lesson on 2nd
In Class: Mini-lesson- Discerning Complex, unfamiliar texts
Second Book Club Meeting: Up to Page:____ Come with notes and organizer completed
FINAL Book club MEETING! Books Finished. Come with notes and organizer completed!
Scroll down for Meeting Preparation Directions!
Preparation for Book Club Meeting 1
Since our focus during this literary study is on uncovering central ideas (themes) and how literary elements help to develop those themes, to prepare for your first meeting, search for what you notice about THEME and LITERARY ELEMENTS.
Then ask some big ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS that you can present to your group. As we’ve noticed, these are usually connected to themes. Try to use examples (page numbers to refer to in discussion) wherever you can. Consider visiting your books’ page on my website for outside information to layer your conversation, as well!
Central Ideas (Themes) I notice so far- with any pages that help you discuss this!
Literary Elements I notice so far - with page numbers to refer to!
Essential Discussion Questions for my group:
Book Club Rubrics - Planning and Performance in Meeting 1
Creates appropriate plans and follows them in a timely manner with attention to deadlines.
During work sessions, student utilizes time management techniques and strategies to reach goals. Student fully completes tasks and meets deadlines.
Student meets specific benchmarks and deadlines - demonstrating an ability to accurately estimate time and effort required to complete a task. During work sessions, student effectively utilizes time management techniques and strategies to reach goals and meet deadlines.
Formulates written or verbal arguments to support claims with clear reasons, sound logic, and relevant evidence
Book Club Meeting Recording Or Observation: (Accurately refer to the text in order to make a claim or respond to classmates claims!)
Student introduces and solidifies original thesis/claim with relevant and appropriate evidence.
Student solidifies a precise original thesis/claim with logically-sequenced, relevant, and multiple pieces of appropriate evidence. Analysis includes rich justification.
COLLABORATE - Outcome Target: Participates positively and effectively in a range of collaborative discussions, activities, and projects
Student prepares for the collaborative activity. She participates actively by using evidence, building on others ideas and using academic language.
Student reads the needs of the group or task and modifies behavior by leading and/or listening. Serves as facilitator of group tasks in decision making and problem solving, improvises by asking questions and making relevant connections.
Ways to work on this target: