This teaching guide is designed to introduce Literature Circles to 1st and 2nd graders using four Katie Woo books: “Katie Woo Cartwheel Katie,” “Katie’s Spooky Sleepover,” “Katie Woo Daddy Can’t Dance,” and “Katie Woo Has the Flu.” Literature Circles are a collaborative approach to reading where students read and discuss a text in small groups.
The guide includes ELA resources and activities such as comprehension questions, vocabulary, and writing prompts to engage students in discussions and reflections about the books. The activities are designed to help students understand the characters, setting, plot, and themes of each book while also developing critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills.
The guide provides a step-by-step process for implementing Literature Circles in the classroom and includes guidance on how to form groups, assign roles, and facilitate discussions. It also includes tips for managing the Literature Circles and assessing student learning.
Overall, this teaching guide offers a fun and engaging way to introduce Literature Circles to young students while also helping them develop important literacy skills.
Introduce Literature Circles to 1st and 2nd graders using Katie Woo books. This unit includes ELA resources and activities for these Katie Woo books:
.Katie Woo Cartwheel Katie
. Katie’s Spooky Sleepover
. Katie Woo Daddy Can’t Dance
This 50 page ready-to-use unit introduces the jobs in literature circles and uses Katie Woo to introduce it to your 1st/2nd graders.
We Love You is suggested as a class read aloud to peak children’s interest in this character. Each literature group will have:
. a fun craft or activity
. preparation for a culminating celebration!
Kids love Katie Woo – what a great way to learn a new literacy skill!
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