Laura Candler[highly recommend]
Last updated: 2011
The following pages and activities have been based on those described
Daniel's book "Literature
Circles Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups".
reorganized or reinvented group and independent activities plus added
rubrics for evaluation from the suggestions made in their book.
I gratefully thank Katherine L. Schlick Noe
for her kind permission to use some of
the ideas from her site.
Literature Circle Roles and Process
Roles Defined and
Activities from Other
Teachers who wish to encourage an enquiry method of learning for their students soon realize that
Literature Circles fill the bill. The activities designed for circles are high order,
hands on tasks. The open-ended
nature of the activities allow for easy adaptability to short stories, magazine article critiques, comparative essay study as well as the traditional novel study units.
Literature Circles are a sound
educational option for teachers who wish
to achieve true group collaboration during language arts novel study. If you
are tired of students who find it hard to comprehend then you should
consider using literature circles.
Literature Circles require productive work from each
group member. There is an accountability system built in which encourages
all students to take charge of their own learning.
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