Literature Circle Discussion 5

Coyle 1-5
Pitale 2-6
Discussion Director – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the discussion. What went well? What needs to be improved? What will your group do to improve tomorrow? You will post these ideas here.

Summarizer – Your job is to prepare a brief summary of today’s reading and discussion. You will post your summaries here.
Vocabulary Enricher – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the vocabulary words you selected. Which were the most important? Post the words, their definitions and why they were important to the discussion here.
Passage Master
  • p. 227 paragraph 1=> Strange: Once, when children made a noise, the father became angry.
  • p.228 paragraph 2 from last=>Funny: (When Nhamo asts like she is Long Teats.
  • p.283 paragraph 7=> Well written: Nhamo was so overcome with a mixture of emotions, she began to cry. ...
  • p.267 paragraph 5=> Important: The letter.
Discussion Director – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the discussion. What went well? What needs to be improved? What will your group do to improve tomorrow? You will post these ideas here.

Summarizer – Your job is to prepare a brief summary of today’s reading and discussion. You will post your summaries here.
Vocabulary Enricher – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the vocabulary words you selected. Which were the most important? Post the words, their definitions and why they were important to the discussion here.
Passage Master – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the passages you shared during the discussion. Which was the most important one and why? Post the passage here and summarize the discussion it sparked.
Coyle 2-8
Pitale 4-7
Discussion Director – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the discussion. What went well? What needs to be improved? What will your group do to improve tomorrow? You will post these ideas here.

Summarizer – Your job is to prepare a brief summary of today’s reading and discussion. You will post your summaries here.
Vocabulary Enricher – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the vocabulary words you selected. Which were the most important? Post the words, their definitions and why they were important to the discussion here.
Passage Master – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the passages you shared during the discussion. Which was the most important one and why? Post the passage here and summarize the discussion it sparked.
Discussion Director – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the discussion. What went well? What needs to be improved? What will your group do to improve tomorrow? You will post these ideas here.

Summarizer – Your job is to prepare a brief summary of today’s reading and discussion. You will post your summaries here.
Vocabulary Enricher – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the vocabulary words you selected. Which were the most important? Post the words, their definitions and why they were important to the discussion here.
Passage Master – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the passages you shared during the discussion. Which was the most important one and why? Post the passage here and summarize the discussion it sparked.

Literature Circle Discussion 4

Coyle 1-5
Pitale 2-6
Discussion Director – Our group had really good thoughts and feelings of the book we read. And most of them were common. But we need to remember the story more, because we sometimes forgot what happened.

Summarizer
Vocabulary Enricher – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the vocabulary words you selected. Which were the most important? Post the words, their definitions and why they were important to the discussion here.
Passage Master – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the passages you shared during the discussion. Which was the most important one and why? Post the passage here and summarize the discussion it sparked.
Discussion Director – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the discussion. What went well? What needs to be improved? What will your group do to improve tomorrow? You will post these ideas here.

Summarizer – Your job is to prepare a brief summary of today’s reading and discussion. You will post your summaries here.
Vocabulary Enricher – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the vocabulary words you selected. Which were the most important? Post the words, their definitions and why they were important to the discussion here.
Passage Master – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the passages you shared during the discussion. Which was the most important one and why? Post the passage here and summarize the discussion it sparked.
Coyle 2-8
Pitale 4-7
Discussion Director
Q1: When you read that Nhamo was going through the forest full of wonder, what do you think she may have been wondering about?

Q2: When the big dogs came running at here, did you feel she was in any danger at all?

Q3: Nhamo saw her mother did you think that she was just imaging it or do you think that it was a look into what might be a look into what happen in the future?

Q4: When she was told that Jesus was the only thing that mattered did u feel insulted by this or did you feel like it was true?

Q5: If there was a sequal or second book what do you think would happen?

Summarizer – For pages 172-224
The reading: In the beginning of our reading Nhamo soon got stung by a scorpion causing her to be stuck in her tree house for quite a while. Soon, though Nhamo had to get out. While she was thinking she decided to become a hunter during the dry season, but she was not very good at it. Soon she decided to follow the baboons instead, and doing so was wise. They know plenty about where to find food and she supplied herself well during those trips. Soon though she found a cave thought to be of a caracal. Soon Nhamo finds out that it was not a caracal but a leopard who’s cave it was and she became more hurried to get off the island. Soon after Rumpy went missing Nhamo left the island and soon enough, reached Zimbabwe.
The discussion went well, not as active as usual but still some what well. Our discussion director was prepared just not as well and with not as many intriguing thinking questions. But we covered most of the important parts.
Vocabulary Enricher – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the vocabulary words you selected. Which were the most important? Post the words, their definitions and why they were important to the discussion here.
Passage Master – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the passages you shared during the discussion. Which was the most important one and why? Post the passage here and summarize the discussion it sparked.
Discussion Director – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the discussion. What went well? What needs to be improved? What will your group do to improve tomorrow? You will post these ideas here.

Summarizer – Your job is to prepare a brief summary of today’s reading and discussion. You will post your summaries here.
Vocabulary Enricher – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the vocabulary words you selected. Which were the most important? Post the words, their definitions and why they were important to the discussion here.
Passage Master – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the passages you shared during the discussion. Which was the most important one and why? Post the passage here and summarize the discussion it sparked.

Literature Circle Discussion 3

Coyle 1-5
Pitale 2-6
Discussion Director – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the discussion. What went well? What needs to be improved? What will your group do to improve tomorrow? You will post these ideas here.

Summarizer – Your job is to prepare a brief summary of today’s reading and discussion. You will post your summaries here.
Vocabulary Enricher
Passage Master – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the passages you shared during the discussion. Which was the most important one and why? Post the passage here and summarize the discussion it sparked.
Discussion Director – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the discussion. What went well? What needs to be improved? What will your group do to improve tomorrow? You will post these ideas here.

Summarizer – Your job is to prepare a brief summary of today’s reading and discussion. You will post your summaries here.
Vocabulary Enricher – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the vocabulary words you selected. Which were the most important? Post the words, their definitions and why they were important to the discussion here.
Passage Master – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the passages you shared during the discussion. Which was the most important one and why? Post the passage here and summarize the discussion it sparked.
Coyle 2-8
Pitale 4-7
Discussion Director – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the discussion. What went well? What needs to be improved? What will your group do to improve tomorrow? You will post these ideas here.

Summarizer – For pages 126-171
Nhamo is still on her way to Zimbabwe, but she needed to sleep somewhere and was worried about sleeping on the island and the ruined house so she made her boat safe so that she could sleep in there instead. She has a dream about being back home in the girls tent, but when she wakes up she finds her self in the middle of a storm. She decides not to stay on the island anymore, but she first goes to the ruined house and finds a dead portuguese mans body. she changes her mind and stays on the island for one more night, but leaves in the morning and she takes the knife from the house with her. She accidently eats some peanuts with worms inside and gets upset because she thinks no one cares about her, and if she reaches Zimbabwe or not. She turns in to a lady while on her journey! she finds another island and there's a baboon there, she uses clay to fix her boat, but when she goes into the water in it the clay goes soft. She finds another island and has to sleep in a cage there but plans to build a tree house in the future.
Vocabulary Enricher – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the vocabulary words you selected. Which were the most important? Post the words, their definitions and why they were important to the discussion here.
Passage Master –For pages 126-171
I found that the most interesting passage, and the one that sparked the most dicussion was on page 136 paragraphs 4 and 5. It read:"." I decide to make sharing this passage interesting. I told them the page and length but they had to actually find the passage themselves. Soon enough the passage was found and read. Afterwards when I explained my reason for picking it, every one started really putting inpu such as asking me questions and other things causing me to go deeper in my explanantion then planned.
Discussion Director – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the discussion. What went well? What needs to be improved? What will your group do to improve tomorrow? You will post these ideas here.

Summarizer – Your job is to prepare a brief summary of today’s reading and discussion. You will post your summaries here.
Vocabulary Enricher – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the vocabulary words you selected. Which were the most important? Post the words, their definitions and why they were important to the discussion here.
Passage Master – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the passages you shared during the discussion. Which was the most important one and why? Post the passage here and summarize the discussion it sparked.

Literature Circle Discussion 2


Coyle 1-5
Pitale 2-6
Discussion Director – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the discussion. What went well? What needs to be improved? What will your group do to improve tomorrow? You will post these ideas here.

Summarizer – Your job is to prepare a brief summary of today’s reading and discussion. You will post your summaries here.
Vocabulary Enricher – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the vocabulary words you selected. Which were the most important? Post the words, their definitions and why they were important to the discussion here.
Passage Master – I was sick.
Discussion Director – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the discussion. What went well? What needs to be improved? What will your group do to improve tomorrow? You will post these ideas here.

Summarizer – Your job is to prepare a brief summary of today’s reading and discussion. You will post your summaries here.
Vocabulary Enricher – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the vocabulary words you selected. Which were the most important? Post the words, their definitions and why they were important to the discussion here.
Passage Master – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the passages you shared during the discussion. Which was the most important one and why? Post the passage here and summarize the discussion it sparked.
Coyle 2-8
Pitale 4-7
Discussion Director – I think that this discussion was somewhat progressive. I did not find as many active replies to my questions as there were to the discussion director before me's questions. Eventually, after I continuously questioned them about that question, I was able to stir up a good active discussion. Maybe the vocabulary enricher could have been a bit more ready but other wise it was good.

Summarizer
Vocabulary Enricher – For pages 57-125
My thoughts about the vocab words I selected are that most of the words were not English words, The were not English because they were not in dictionarys, they were African names.
Most important:
  • Mai – Mother
  • Ambuya – Grandmother
  • Knobkerrie – Club with a knot at the end Ambuya is the most important word in these pages because her grandmother is spoken about a lot in these chapters, for example her grandmother is hit with a stick, and when her grandmother is telling Nhamo about her dead mother. Ambuya although it is not extremelly obvious is one of main charectors so I think its important to know what her name is in the book
  • Passage Master – "The other women didn't speak to her at all, and Nhamo had plenty of time to think about he situation. Her father was a murderer. The ngozi had demanded that she marry a diseased man with several wives. Gore's brother wouldn't pay roora for her, so she wouldn't have any status in her new household. The other wives would beat her. Perhaps her husband would beat her, too, to get revenge for his brother's death. She wouldn't see Masvita anymore, or Ruva or Grandmother- if Grandmother even lived."
Discussion Director – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the discussion. What went well? What needs to be improved? What will your group do to improve tomorrow? You will post these ideas here.

Summarizer – Your job is to prepare a brief summary of today’s reading and discussion. You will post your summaries here.
Vocabulary Enricher – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the vocabulary words you selected. Which were the most important? Post the words, their definitions and why they were important to the discussion here.
Passage Master – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the passages you shared during the discussion. Which was the most important one and why? Post the passage here and summarize the discussion it sparked.

Literature Circle Discussion 1

Coyle 1-5
Pitale 2-6
Discussion Director – I was sick.
Summarizer – I was sick.
Vocabulary Enricher
Passage Master – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the passages you shared during the discussion. Which was the most important one and why? Post the passage here and summarize the discussion it sparked.
Discussion Director – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the discussion. What went well? What needs to be improved? What will your group do to improve tomorrow? You will post these ideas here.

Summarizer – Your job is to prepare a brief summary of today’s reading and discussion. You will post your summaries here.
Vocabulary Enricher – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the vocabulary words you selected. Which were the most important? Post the words, their definitions and why they were important to the discussion here.
Passage Master – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the passages you shared during the discussion. Which was the most important one and why? Post the passage here and summarize the discussion it sparked.
Coyle 2-8
Pitale 4-7
Discussion Director – Today, our group had a thoughtful discussion that enriched our ideas about the book. Everyone did their part to make the discussion move on and that helped everyone. Next time, we need to get used to the schedule of a Lit Circle because we had a tough time following that.

Summarizer
Nhamo is a girl who has gone through a tough life since she was born. Her mother was attacked by a leopard, and passed away when Nhamo was only three years old. Her father, ran away before she was born. The only person that looks after her is her grandmother, even though her aunts are supposed to look after her, they give Nhamo a harsh lifestyle. Nhamo has to deal with a horrible lifestyle without any parents, and hardly anyone to look after her.

Vocabulary Enricher – For pages 1-56
Although most of the words I chose were never used in the actual discussion, which was the discussion on the questions, I still thought that they were slightly helpful. Some words like: tsotsi, muti, nganga, and many others were confusing, but as we were discussing we found a glossary with all these words. Those words that I did find out and tell everyone about were useful. Some the words that I thought were useful were:
· Tsotsi A hoodlum This was used in the book many times.
· Vatete Aunt No one knew about this word but since it was used so commonly it was important that I told them about it.
· Muti Medicine No one would have understood that specific part of the book without knowing that meaning
· Etc.
Passage Master – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the passages you shared during the discussion. Which was the most important one and why? Post the passage here and summarize the discussion it sparked.
Discussion Director – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the discussion. What went well? What needs to be improved? What will your group do to improve tomorrow? You will post these ideas here.

Summarizer – Your job is to prepare a brief summary of today’s reading and discussion. You will post your summaries here.
Vocabulary Enricher – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the vocabulary words you selected. Which were the most important? Post the words, their definitions and why they were important to the discussion here.
Passage Master – Your job is to summarize your thoughts about the passages you shared during the discussion. Which was the most important one and why? Post the passage here and summarize the discussion it sparked.