How are nonfiction books arranged?
Group Work: Distribute a stack of preselected books from the 500s, 700s, or 900s to each table, along with some paper. Tell the students that their assignment is to write down the topics of the books they’re given, and then try to figure out how they go together into one overall category. Hold up a few sample books to model what they need to do.
Monitor groups as they work. If necessary, if they can't figure it out, the two groups assigned to a category may come together to compare their topics and work as a large teams.
Once all groups have finished early, have the two groups for each category call out topics they’ve written down to see if the rest of the class can figure out their answer.
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1 = Group has 6 or more topics in the wrong category and cannot sufficiently explain why.
2= Group has 3-5 topics in the wrong category without sufficient explanation.
3= Group has 0-2 topics in the wrong category
1 = 4 or fewer answers correct
2 = 5-6 answers correct
3 = 7-8 answers correct
AASL: 2.1.2 - Organize knowledge so that it is useful; 2.1.5 - Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understandings, make decisions, and solve problems; 3.1.2 - Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners
Common Core: SL.1 - Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners; W.4.8 - Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information … ; M7 - Look for and make use of structure; M.4.OA - Generate and analyze patterns