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Literature Circles. What are Literature Circles?. Student-led book club This unit will focus on your responses to the literature you will be reading What did you think about characters, setting, theme, etc. Do you understand where a character is feeling?

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Literature circles

Literature Circles


What are literature circles

What are Literature Circles?

  • Student-led book club

  • This unit will focus on your responses to the literature you will be reading

    • What did you think about characters, setting, theme, etc.

    • Do you understand where a character is feeling?

    • Can you connect this story to another you have seen or read?


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What are Literature Circles?


What supplies will i need everyday

What supplies will I need everyday?

  • Reading book

  • Paper

  • Pencil

  • Post-it notes

  • Role Sheets


What is a wiki

What is a wiki?

  • Students write and post their responses on an internet blog site and respond to other student and teacher responses.

  • Allows students to write to a specific and authentic audience – not just the teacher, but a global community.


What kinds of thing will i be doing

What kinds of thing will I be doing?

  • Reading aloud

  • Shared reading

  • Guided reading

  • Independent reading

  • Shared writing

  • Interactive Writing

  • Guided writing or writing workshop

  • Independent writing.


Elements of a good discussion

Elements of a Good Discussion

Chart of Elements of a Good Discussion here


Your responsibilities

Your responsibilities

  • Participating in group discussions about the poem, short story, or book

  • Preparing for discussions by preparing your group assigned role sheet and pre and post discussion worksheets.

  • Writing responses on the online wikis


Roles within your literature circle groups

Roles within your Literature Circle Groups

  • Discussion Leader

  • Literary Luminary

  • Illustrator

  • Experience Connector

  • Vocabulary Expert

  • Summarizer

  • Quotation Expert

  • Character Analyst


Discussion leader

Discussion Leader

  • Responsibilities

    • Develop a list of questions from your reading to help spur conversation

    • What is important about this book?

    • What is it teaching you?

    • You will be responsible for your group assignments and conversation

    • Present to the group


Literary luminary

Literary Luminary

  • Responsibilities

    • Locate a few sections of the reading that you would like your group to hear.

    • Help people to remember something interesting, powerful, funny, or puzzling

    • Present your findings to the group


Artistic interpreter

Artistic Interpreter

  • Responsibilities

    • Draw a response or create a collage about the happenings within the section you read

    • Write a poem about that section

    • Song lyrics that connect?

    • Present your findings to the group


Experience connector

Experience Connector

  • Responsibilities

    • Find connections between situations in the book and real life

      • In your life

      • In your school

      • Other books

      • Other people

      • Other writings from the same author

      • Present your findings to the group


Vocabulary expert

Vocabulary Expert

  • Responsibilities

    • Find 5 important words in your reading

    • Looking for words you do not understand, new, different, strange, funny, interesting, important, or hard

    • Present your findings to the group


Summarizer

Summarizer

  • Responsibilities

    • Summarize the sections that has been read

    • Make sure that it is understandable to the group

    • Including key ideas and points

    • Present your findings to the group


Quotation expert

Quotation Expert

  • Responsibilities

    • Quote passages that are interesting, powerful, funny, important, or puzzling and worth hearing.

    • Present your findings to the group


Character analyst

Character Analyst

  • Responsibilities

    • Selecting characters and list their character traits and the text that helped you decide why this was important

    • Tell why the character is important to the story

    • Present your findings to the group


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