IB 11 Chronicle Interactive Oral Research and student-led discussion preparation Chronicle This week, you will work in teams to research cultural influences on the work, Chronicle of a Death Foretold. In your teams, you will research to address one of the five questions presented to you before we read the book. Next week, groups will present to the class their findings and lead a discussion on the novel that relates to these findings. At the end of each discussion, every student will write a reflective statement that shows what s/he learned from that discussion. Discussions should last for 30-40 minutes and each group member must contribute equally to the discussion (preparation and facilitation.) Class members will also be assessed daily for their participation in discussions. Group members’ research & discussion grades will be individually assessed on the following: 1. Presentation skills (eye contact, voice, engagement with the audience) 2. Quality and quantity of comments (evidence of preparation and ability to monitor/ appropriately contribute to the discussion) 3. Use of quotations and text-based references from the novel to illustrate the findings in the research. 4. Research preparation (valid and reliable information is found and used to frame the discussion.) 5. MLA Works Cited page (submitted on the day of the presentation.) All groups will be scheduled in advance. If you are absent on the day that your group presents, you will not earn credit for the presentation. There are no make-ups for presentations. Additionally, all research and preparation work is due on the date of the presentation.