“Fiction over Fact” Literature circles reading process

Over the next week, we will be following the reading process outlined in the images below.  Use this as a guide as you read your allocated novels.

Synthesising and organising ideas in literature circles – the 4Cs

Today our four literature circle groups summarised, synthesised, organised and presented their recent learning about their topics that their allocated literature circle texts were based on.

This alternate version of the 4Cs goes as follows.  It is a great routine for cutting through the fog and zeroing in on ideas that are truly important.  It also helps create clear and concise presentations – an essential skill in oral and written communication.

Compile: What main points / facts can you draw together to briefly summarise this topic?

Connections: What connections can you draw between the topic and your own life, other texts, or other learning?
Concepts: What key concepts or ideas do you think are important and worth holding on to?
Changes: What changes in attitudes, thinking, or action are created after learning about this topic, either for you or others?
Have a look at the following presentations.  Do you think we organised and presented our ideas clearly, concisely and effectively?
Group 1: Homeless Children / Orphans in Ethiopia (The Garbage King)
Group 2: Child Abandonment / Orphans in Japan (Nobody Knows)

Group 3: 1979 Vietnamese-Cambodian War (The Clay Marble)

Group 4: Second Sudanese Civil War – 1983-2005 (A Long Walk to Water)