Literature Circle Books
Why Literature Circles?
- Student Choice and Collaboration
- Independent Level Reading and Writing
- Engagement in Deep Discussion of Text
- Modeling and Support
Printable or projectable resources for literature circles
Literature Circles begin with students choosing a book from several presented in book talks. Students list their top three choices so their teacher can divide them into groups of 4 to 6 members that have chosen the same book. Each student chooses the role they will perform during each literature circle meeting. Students read the chosen book independently and then discuss what they have read as a group.
Reading A-Z provides all the resources you need for literature circles. To learn specific protocols with a track-record of success, read the Literature Circles Overview.
PlannerHelps students stay organized and plan for each Literature Circle meeting.
Journal Cover with Reading Assignment and Role Planner
Role ToolsUse Role Descriptions, Bookmarks, and Journal Pages to help students perform their chosen roles for each reading selection.
Roles for Every Book
Skill Master Roles
For annotated examples of Role Descriptions, Bookmarks and Journal pages, please see Literature Circle Tools For Teachers.
Self-EvaluationEngages students in monitoring their own participation in groups.
Brainstorm About Group Discussions and Self-Evaluation