Inferring about Character: World Café to Analyze and Discuss Points of View (Chapters 1–5)

Welcome to the World Café! Readers engage in discussions about A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. They circulate throughout the classroom, stopping at different tables to answer a discussion prompt with their classmates, and record their ideas on a chart. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Clearly explain the World Café protocol, using visuals and modeling to support English learners' understanding of the activity 
Classroom Considerations
  • Ninth of 14 lessons from the Grade 7 ELA Module 1, Unit 1 series
  • Before teaching, divide the classroom into three sections and review the World Café protocol in Appendix 1
Pros
  • Provides several tips for differentiation
  • Includes extensive teaching notes
Cons
  • None