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Literature Circles
Overview

Begin Literature Circles with book talks so students can choose books they want to read. Teachers can then divide students into groups of 4 to 6 members to read their group's chosen book independently and then meet together using roles to support their discussion.

Literature Circle Journals save teachers time by pulling together predetermined roles appropriate for a leveled book. Reading A-Z also provides all the resources you need for literature circles with ANY book. Read the Literature Circles Overview to learn specific protocols with a track-record of success.

Why Literature Circles?

  • Student Choice and Collaboration
  • Independent Level Reading and Writing
  • Engagement in Deep Discussion of Text
  • Modeling and Support