Monday, March 18, 2013

Thinking Critically About Our Books

Think about the book you are reading at the moment.  What would you change in it?  This is the same process when you are writing.  What would you change in your writing to add more impact - to grab the reader's attention and create that vivid image in their heads?

Remember to add the title - copied correctly from the book.  (No excuses for this being incorrect if you have the book in front of you.  If you don't have the book there, then Google the title to get it correct)

If you wouldn't change a thing in the book you're reading, then write about why you wouldn't.  What makes that book work so well for you?  What has the author done to achieve this?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What Is Your Favourite Thing About Literature Circles?

Hi everyone

This is your opportunity to discuss your favourite things about Literature Circles.  You can also discuss what you'd change or add to the programme.  You might even like to suggest some new titles for us. 

I'm looking forward to reading your ideas.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Themes in our Books

Hi everyone.  The discussion this week centres around themes in what we're reading.  We're just starting to explore what a theme is and how we can use our skills as great readers to figure out what the author's message is and the theme they are writing about.

Here are our first thoughts - our initial thinking - so join in the discussion and tell us about the themes in the books you're reading.