My Name: _____________________ Book Title: ________________________

Date: ___________________       Pages We read: __________ to ___________

Literature Circle Role

Discussion Leader

Your job:

Write questions for your group to discuss. The questions should have to do with the section of the book you're reading. Be sure your questions are interesting and open-ended so everyone will be able to answer it in their own way.

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Were you surprised when ___? Why or why not?

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Do you think the main character made a good choice when he/she ___?

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Why do you think the main character decided to ___?

When you meet with your group:

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You will read your questions to the group and give everyone a chance to answer.

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After everyone has answered, share your answer with the group.

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Loosely Based on Super Teacher Worksheets - www.superteacherworksheets.com

 

 

 

You must remember to ask questions that are critical to understanding of the motivations of your characters or critical to the plot. The following examples will help you form questions.

Question Type

 Sample Questions

Determining Importance

  When did Sara come back from town?

  What did Frank say to Sara when she arrived?

  Who found the right path in the forest?

   Where did the story take place? 

   Who were the main characters?

 

Making Predictions

  What do you think will happen to Sara?

  Will the children find the way?

  Who do you think will find the treasure?

  When will the main character realize the double cross?

Interpreting

  Why did John hide from Fred and where should he look?

  What reason did Sara give for stealing?

  How did the mother react to the news?

  Why did Frank say he wanted to go when he really didn't?

Making Connections

  How is John like Frank?

  In what ways are the characters like you?

  Has a similar thing happened to you?

  How does this event relate to something in your life?

  How is this character like another you have read about 

     from a different book?

Giving Opinions

  Why do you think Sue warned Sam about the bomb?

  Do you think she was right to do so?

  Did you think the ending suited the events?

  Who was your favorite character and why?

Visualizing

 What does this setting remind me of? Have I been in a similar place?

 How did this character look as they jumped over the fence?

  What color is the main characters hair, eyes, skin? How tall is he/she?

  Why is this so familiar?

  How tall would that building have to be for them to climb to the balcony?

Synthesize meaning

  What connections can I make between this event and what happened before?

  How can I tell if this character has really changed?

  What do I now know about the key ideas?

  How does this information help me understand the main focus of the selection?