Literature Circle Guide to Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Ari

Ari's Newbery Award-winning historical novel, Crispin: The Cross of Lead is a great choice for literature circle discussions. Here's a resource that provides suggestions for discussion questions and a list of activities related to the novel. A great addition to your curriculum library.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Model how to craft discussion questions and have group members prepare their own for their circle
  • Ask a spokesperson for each group to share key ideas from their discussion
  • Have a recorder submit notes at the end of the discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • The provided literature circle questions are keyed to Bloom's taxonomy
Pros

  • Answers are provided for the suggested literature circle questions
  • A list of activities is also included in the packet
Cons

  • None