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Evaluating a Fishbowl Activity in a Literature Circle



Evaluating a Fishbowl Activity in a Literature Circle


The Fishbowl activity is mostly useful during literature circles or in a novel study. Quite literally, the group in the center is being watched by the rest of the class, while they are discussing elements of fiction. This activity is a very important tool in order to teach students how group discussions should run, what is to be said, and how it is to be said. Many times the leader of the discussion doesn’t know how to prompt members to elaborate upon their contributions. This will certainly help.

In addition, it is often difficult for a teacher to evaluate these discussions, which is the reason I have created this package. It is easy to use and you can merely check boxes to quickly assess each member of the groups.

This package contains:
• An explanation of The Fishbowl Activity
• How to run a Fishbowl Activity (within the realm of a literature circle)
• Why such an activity is important
• Evaluation sheets one can use to easily evaluate the discussions and roles of students

It’s teaching made easy!

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FREE LANGUAGE ARTS LESSON – “FREE Spring Creative Writing Exercises”

by Tracee Orman

4th – 8th Grade



FREE Spring Creative Writing Exercises contains two writing activities for your students to practice their creative thinking skills.

For additional writing exercises and prompts, see my Spring Creative Writing Activities and Handouts

I also have: Fall Creative Writing Activities

And another FREE resource:
Winter Creative Writing Activities

Created by Tracee Orman
Mrs. Orman’s Classroom







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