Setting up literature circles is so much fun. This unit will help you set the foundation and groundwork for facilitating literature circles in you...
This could be a great idea to get my class to really dig into certain parts of the book. Maybe split them up into groups of four or five, and have them teach the class what they thought of their specific chapters beyond just what they read? It could get good discussion going, but like any debate, things could get messy.
Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks ~ Literary Elements for Common Core 4-8
Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks ~ Teaching Literary Elements with Common Core Alignment for Grades 4-8. Some Topics: plot, setting, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, internal conflict, external conflict, characterization, point of view, theme, tone and mood, simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, allusion, onomatopoeia, and MORE! See TpT listing for table of contents, CCSS alignment, and samples!