UB00302 NG SEM 1, 2015/16

Reading Circle Role Sheet

SUMMARIZER
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Discussion Date _____________________ Time ______________________
Title of Short Story ________________________________________________________
Author ______________________________________

Summarizer:
Your job is to prepare a brief summary of the reading. Your group discussion will start with your
statement that covers the key points, main highlights, and general idea of the reading.

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You can list them below during or after your reading. __________________________________________________________________ 4. An analysis of a specific image. __________________________________________________________________ 5.how does the context influence the work? . passage. A discussion of any confusing passage or event . UB00302 NG SEM 1. An in-depth discussion of the work’s events . phrase. An analysis of a recurring image. symbolic. Usually the best discussion questions come from your own thoughts. __________________________________________________________________ 3. historically-based? . political. etc. You may also use some of the general questions below to develop topics to your group. 2015/16 Reading Circle Role Sheet DISCUSSION DIRECTOR Name _____________________________ Circle _____________________ Discussion Date _____________________ Time _____________________ Title of Short Story ________________________________________________________ Author ____________________________ Discussion Director/Questioner: Your job is to develop a list of questions that your group might want to discuss about this part of the story. your task is to help people talk over the big ideas in the reading and share their reactions. __________________________________________________________________ 2. etc. or economic context in which a work was written –. phrase. Commentary on the social. A discussion of a work’s characters: are they realistic. The historical context and/or events that occurred in a particular work . event. Don’t worry about the small details. __________________________________________________________________ Tips: Consider . and concerns as you read. feelings. . What motivates the characters or leads them to make the choices they do? . . Possible discussion questions or topics for today: 1.

UB00302 NG SEM 1. . Consider the list below when you make your connections. Other people or problems that you are reminded of . and between the story and the wider world. Your own past experiences . 2015/16 Reading Circle Role Sheet CONNECTOR Name _____________________________ Circle _____________________ Discussion Date _____________________ Time _____________________ Title of Short Story ________________________________________________________ Author ____________________________ Connector: Your job is to find connections between the story and you. and other texts or authors: . Similar events at other times and places . Happenings at school or in the community . Stories in the news . the wider world. Between this book and other writings on the same topic or by the same author Some connections I made between this reading and my own experiences.

Word Pg. UB00302 NG SEM 1. . used in an unusual way. # & Definition Reason/Plan for Paragraph Discussion . you should always refer back to the text in order to examine the word in context. Jot down puzzling or unfamiliar words while you are reading. Later. look up the definitions in either a dictionary or some other source. or are crucial to the meaning of the text. Mark these special words. Note: When discussing vocabulary. too. Your job is to be on the lookout for a few words that have special meaning in the reading selection. and be ready to share your ideas on their usage to the group. 2015/16 Reading Circle Role Sheet WORD WIZARD Name _____________________________ Circle _____________________ Discussion Date _____________________ Time _____________________ Title of Short Story ________________________________________________________ Author ____________________________ Word Wizard/ Vocabulary Enricher: The words a writer chooses are an important ingredient of the author’s craft. You may also run across words that stand out somehow in the reading – words that are repeated a lot. .

The idea is to find some information or material that helps your group understand the reading better. Ways of gathering information:  Library books and magazines  Online computers search or encyclopedia  Interviews with people who know the topic  Other short stories. 2015/16 Reading Circle Role Sheet RESEARCHER Name _____________________________ Circle _____________________ Discussion Date _____________________ Time _____________________ Title of Short Story ________________________________________________________ Author ____________________________ Researcher: Your job is to dig up some background information on any relevant topic related to the reading. nonfiction. or textbooks you’ve read . Investigate something that really interests you – something that struck you as puzzling or curious while you were reading. UB00302 NG SEM 1. This might include:  The culture or history of the reading’s setting  Pertinent information about the author and other related works  Information on any topics or events represented in the reading  Information on any topics or events that may have influenced the writer  The history and derivation of words or names on a historical person  Information about any character that is based on a historical person This is not a formal research report.

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