What are Literature Circles?
In literature circles involve small groups of students who gather together to discuss a piece of literature in depth.
The discussion is guided by pupils’ response to what they have read. You may hear talk about events and characters in the book, the author’s craft, or personal experiences related to the story. Source: www.litcircles.org/Overview/overview.html
This form of grouping helps the students to dive into complex literature in several different ways. For example, within this study packet the students will take the following roles:
1. Discussion Director
2. Vocabulary Enricher
3. Literary Luminary/Observer
4. Contemplative Connector
** Role Graphic Organizers
Each role has a thorough and easy to use graphic organizer.
I have also included a videos that demonstrates the intricacies of **secondary literature circles. ****
I have included some excellent videos that outline the intricacies of** Upper Level Literature Circles.**
** Developing Collaborative Conversations Through Literature Circles
The San Bernardino Unified School District with Instructor Yosan Hailemariam at Curtis Middle School (7th Grade)
** Lit Circles
by Tiffany LoSasso**
This product is in PDF form. Nevertheless, you could upload it onto a PDF writing document program such as DocHub so that your students can easily use their computers to complete the graphic organizers.