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Discussion Director - Inquiry Unlimited
Name: ____________________________________ Date: __________________
Group Members: ______________________________________________________
Book/Text: _____________________________ Assignment: page __ - page ___
Your job is:
1) to direct the sequence of today's discussion
2) to prepare for and to organize the group discussion of level 6, 5, and 4 questions
3) to keep the group discussion going by encouraging group members to respond to each other's ideas.
4) to gather the evaluative forms from group members at the end of the session
5) to organize the role assignments for the next session
Usually the best discussion questions come from your own thoughts, feelings, and concerns about the text as you read it. With this in mind, prepare 3 possible discussion questions or topics for today using Level 6 (evaluation), level 5 (synthesis), or level 4 (analysis) categories.
Contributions to the sequence of the discussion should include:
- Asking the Literary Enricher to further develop the characters, setting, or plot.
- Asking someone to summarize briefly. (Summarizer)
- Asking the Connector to develop connections from today's reading.
- Allowing for the Author Reflector to develop understandings.
- Arranging for the Vocabulary Enricher to develop selected words from the reading.
- Presenting your evaluative questions for group discussion and asking for each group member to suggest an evaluative question. These might focus on: Powerful sections of text involving events that were happening, or in the way the author explained what was happening, that you feel should be shared with the group. Questions you had when you finished reading the pages. Surprises you felt after the reading. Feelings that were going through your mind while reading this section of the text. Foreshadowing or predictions that you think will be talked about next by the author.
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