Literature Circle Questions

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Get the most out of a class reading of Avi's Crispin: The Cross of Lead with this literature circle resource. Based on Bloom's Taxonomy, these questions help young readers find meaning in this award-winning novel. Additional hands-on activity ideas are provided for further engaging students in a reading of this book.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have children answer these questions in small groups, later sharing their ideas during a whole-group discussion
  • Choose some of these questions to add to a summative assessment following a class reading of Crispin: The Cross of Lead
  • Create a learning menu out of the included activity ideas, allowing students to choose which they would like to complete after finishing the novel
Classroom Considerations

  • Questions assume young readers have been taught how to support their answers with textual evidence
Pros

  • Includes 14 questions, which are each identified with a specific level of Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Activities address the needs of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners
  • A teacher guide is included with background information about the book and author, as well as the answers to the discussion questions
Cons

  • None