More than one novel

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  1. 100%Canadian

    100%Canadian Companion

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    Aug 18, 2008

    When you're running your reading program, do you ever have students read a novel independently (for assessment purposes) during the same period of time when you're doing a whole-class novel study? In other words, they'd be juggling two novels at once; one with the entire class and one on their own. Just curious to know. Thanks.
     
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  3. kalper07

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    I haven't tried this. I have used shorter selections in class while they are working on a novel independently.
     
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    shouldbeasleep Enthusiast

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    Actually, some of mine have juggled three novels...one in the reading groups that gets intense dissection, one for their own enjoyment for independent reading, and a class book. They do fine. I try to make sure the reading group and the class book are very different.
     
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    I regularly do at least two novels at the same time, exactly as you describe. They almost always have a small reading group book going, and we're either doing an audio book listening center or a whole class book. Near the end of the year they are doing all three!
     

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