Literature Circles

Enhance your students' reading experience with literature circles. Discover how this collaborative approach can foster critical thinking and meaningful discussions in your classroom.
How to Set Up Literature Circles in the Upper Grade Classroom Literature Circles Middle School, Middle School Literacy, Middle School Activities, Teaching High School, Middle School Reading, Middle School English, Book Club Activities, Reading Comprehension Activities, Literature Activities

We all have something we do really well as a teacher, something we consider our niche… For me setting up Literature Circles and Guided Reading Rotations were just that. Literature Circles, in…

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Imma Olsen
How to Launch Literature Circles in your Classroom — The Simple Classroom Guided Reading Lessons, Guided Reading Groups, Reading Skills, Accountable Talk Stems, Peer Group, Classroom Routines, I Respect You, Literature Circles

Something that has become kind of a buzz word around my school lately is Literature Circles . I think it's common this time of year for teachers to start to feel a little 'over' their standard guided reading routines. I know I always feel a little antsy in the spring, and look for ways to jazz t

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Library Lee
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I love literature circles. I love giving my students ownership of their learning and choice when picking their novles. I also know that humans are social in nature, and literature circles provide the perfect setting for what I call "dinner table talk" about books. The challenge this school year was bringing the literature circle experience to the hybrid classroom. How could my students read books in groups when half of my students were home and half were in the classroom? How could we meet…

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Lydia Christine
A multiple choice quiz after reading is a quick and easy way to check student comprehension, but it doesn't allow you to assess deeper understanding and it certainly isn't fun or creative. If you are looking for more meaningful and engaging activities to use with students during literature circles or a novel unit, here's twelve ideas that are favorites in my classroom and the Common Core standards they align with. Middle School Literature, Middle School English, Teaching Middle School, Fun Reading Activities Middle School, Middle School Book Club Ideas, Middle School Novel Studies, Literature Teacher, Middle School Language Arts, Reading Literature

A multiple choice quiz after reading is a quick and easy way to check student comprehension, but it doesn't allow you to assess deeper understanding and it certainly isn't fun or creative. If you are looking for more meaningful and engaging activities to use with students during literature circles or a novel unit, here's twelve ideas that are favorites in my classroom and the Common Core standards they align with.

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Jenna Bulling