Online Literature Circles: Accountable Discussion that Matters

A session at Teaching and Learning in a Digital World 2014

  • Ayanna Toney-West

Wednesday 20th August, 2014

2:15pm to 3:00pm (EST)

I have often used traditional literature circles in my secondary English classroom, but three years ago I moved to online literature circles using Angel and now D2L. I was inspired by my daughter (a selective mute) to try and aid students in a similar situation. I began with a younger group, but it had the most impact when I tried it with my senior students. It allowed for more meaningful focused discussion. I noticed students bonding with students they didn't normally associate with. They were more likely to choose a novel that they were interested in and not just follow peers. It provided me with the opportunity to discuss how we communicate online.

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Time 2:15pm3:00pm EST

Date Wed 20th August 2014

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