In this online course Professor Silverman introduced
the Literature Circles to the class. Literature Circles is
an exciting reading model that allows us, the graduate
students taking the online course Language Arts and
Technology at NYIT, to have opportunities to communicate,
to discuss, to exchange opinions and to share ideas during the reading of a novel.
Professor Silverman divided our class into two groups. One group read Tuck
Everlasting (written by Natalie Babbitt ) and the other group read Bridge to
Terabithia (written by Katherine Paterson). Due dates were posted along with
the chapters. Everyone was responsible to lead one group discussion.
The discussion directors posted questions for discussion. I was assigned to
read Tuck Everlasting (by Natalie Babbitt) and to lead the Chapter 4-6 discussion.
After finishing the Literature Circles Online Discussions, we had to complete an
In the Extension Project, student or students created their drawings, images
or pictures depicting the important ideas, or events in the chapters they had
discussed. The images, drawings or pictures are linked to the Literature
Circle Discussion of the chapters. Below are examples of the Depiction.
Click images to see Literature Circle Discussions
Click chapters to read the chapter Digest
By Harry Tse