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LITERATURE CIRCLE

PACKET

NOVEL: ____________________________
AUTHOR: __________________________
Your name: ________________________

Membership Grid: Get to Know Your Group Members!


Pick any category to put into the following grid. Discuss these for each and record each group members
answers.
Name:
Name:
Name:
Name:

Category
Favorite kind of
dessert

Where you would


want to go on a
dream vacation

Find out what you have in common with your group members and how you are unique.

Group Member: ____________________

Group Member: ____________________

Four things I have in common with this member are:

Four things I have in common with this member are:

1.

1.

2.

2.

3.

3.

4.

4.

Group Member: ____________________

Three things ALL group members have in common

Four things I have in common with this member are:

are:

1.

1.

2.

2.

3.

3.

4.

What is one unique way you are different from


everyone?
1.

GROUP CONTRACT
As a group, we agree that as a consequence for not reading to the assigned section, the group member must
take five points off of the packet and he or she must
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As a group, we agree that as a consequence for not participating fully in group assignments, the group
member must
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All group members must sign below and agree to these consequences.
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Class Period:___

Book: ________________________________

Character Chart
Name

Page 1
Description: Appearance and Personality

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2. ______________ ____________________________________
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5. ______________ ____________________________________
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6. ______________ ____________________________________
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7. ______________ ____________________________________
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Page 2
Setting: (Do at the beginning of the book)
When does this story take place?____________________________
Describe, using details from the text and page numbers, where this story takes
place. Describe what it looks like and use the words the author uses to describe
it. If it takes place in more than one place, describe each.
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Point of View
What point of view is this story told in? _________________________

Give an example of a passage from the book that proves this:


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INDIVIDUAL RESPONSE #1

Do you think this book is off to an interesting start? Why or why not? Give a specific reason.

Page 3

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Describe the main character:
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What seems to be the conflict in this novel?
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Do you think that the author is using enough details? Too many details? Explain.
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Summarize what has happened so far in the section you have read:
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Predict what will happen next and explain why you think this:
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INDIVIDUAL RESPONSE #2

Page 4

Describe the other characters and why they are important to the story.
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Do you feel there is enough action or suspense in the story so far? Explain why or why not.
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If you could ask the main character one question, what would it be and why?
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How would you describe the mood and tone of the story so far? Explain why.
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Summarize what has happened in the assigned reading section:
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______________________Predict what will happen next and explain why you think this:
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INDIVIDUAL RESPONSE #3

Do you think that the book has gotten to the climax yet? If so, what is it?

Page 5

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Pick one quote from the main character that you think shows what kind of person he or she is.
Quote: __________________________________________________________________________
This quote shows that the main character:
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If you could change one thing about the book so far, what would it be and why?
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Summarize what has happened in the assigned reading section:
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Predict what will happen next and explain why you think this:
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INDIVIDUAL RESPONSE #4

Do you like the ending of the book? Why or why not?

Page 6

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Summarize what has happened in the last assigned reading section:
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If you could make this book into a movie, do you think it would be a hit? Why or why not? Who could you have
act in it and what characters would they play?
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What connection can you make between this book and your own life?

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___________________________________________Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
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Vocabulary Words

Word

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The Definition put into your own words


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The Definition put into your own words


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The Definition put into your own words


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Word

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The Definition into your own words

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Literary Devices

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Word or phrase
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Literary device______________________

Word or phrase
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Literary device______________________

Word or phrase
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Literary device______________________

Word or phrase
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Literary device______________________