Fishbowl Presenters: (40 points) Throughout the reading of this novel, the students will be responsible for leading the

discussion. You will put yourselves into groups of no more than 3-4 people and will be assigned two specific chapters on which to facilitate a discussion. You will need to find critical analysis of these chapters, prepare a discussion outline to turn into the teacher on the day your group is presenting, and lead an open dialogue with the inner circle members. All presenters must participate. Your group will be graded on their preparation, analysis, participation, facilitation, and leadership. Remember, you need to cover both chapters in a relevant and purposeful manner. Don’t focus on one subject so long that it becomes redundant and boring! Discussers: (10 points) The inner circle is responsible for discussing the chapters along with the presenters. The inner circle groups have been decided by the computer and will consist of no more than 5 members. The inner circle members can only earn their 10 daily points by participating in the discussion. Along with this select group, there will be 2-3 open chairs for any individuals wanting to participate in the discussion. If you decide to become involved in the discussion, you need to contribute at least 5 times in a meaningful way. Please refer to the Discussion Scoring Chart on relevant contributions that can be made. To enter into the discussion simply sit in an open chair. If an open chair is filled but you still want to enter in the discussion, simply tap on the shoulder of the occupant to remove him/her from the discussion. Also, there will be one chair for the presenters to select 5 random people (drawn names) who at some time must jump into the discussion and participate. If a drawn name individual does not participate, he or she will not be able to regain 2 of their 10 daily points. Any sign of a lack of preparation by a circle member will result in the loss of points for that particular day. Also, any member of the inner circle may pose questions for discussion; this is not limited to just the presentation group. There will be no hand-raising in the discussion; instead, it will be an open format. However, if members of the discussion group become disrespectful, points will be taken away. Please refer to the Discussion Scoring Chart for possible reasons for point deductions. Outer Circle: (10 points) The members of the outer circle, who are not involved in the discussion, will still have to earn the ten daily points by submitting a one page response to any question, statement, or analysis based on that particular day’s class discussion. These responses will be collected at the beginning of the next class. Any responses turned in after the responses have been collected will receive a zero. The outer circle is expected to be attentive and focused. It would be wise for the members to be taking notes and journaling during this time. If outer circle members distract from the discussion, points will be taken away from their daily grade. Teacher: The teacher will not participate in the class discussion, but will take the last 10 minutes of class to review any information. The fishbowl should allow the class to obtain the ten daily points for each individual and keep the discussion relevant and meaningful. If you miss class on a particular day, you will be responsible for coming in to make-up the discussion points within two days.

Discussion Scoring Chart: Students will earn positive and negative points when they contribute the following: Points: (2) (1) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) Positive Taking a position on a question Making a relevant comment Making an analogy Recognizing contradictions Using supporting evidence or factual info. Drawing another person into the conversation Asking a clarifying question or moving the discussion along (-2) (-1) (-3) (-3) Points: (-2) Negative Not paying attention or distracting others Interrupting Irrelevant comment Monopolizing Personal attack

Inner circle

Open chair (s)

Drawn name Outer circle


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