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Literature Circles: A learning and activity booklet for students

Literature Circles: A learning and activity booklet for students
Literature Circles: A learning and activity booklet for students
Literature Circles: A learning and activity booklet for students
Literature Circles: A learning and activity booklet for students
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This booklet was created to hold students accountable during their literature circles. This 18 page booklet walks students through the whole process of reading literature and serves as a final project for the book.

The following topics are covered:
-Predictions
-Main Character
-Characters
-Setting
-Conflict
-Questioning
-Making Connections
-Visualization
-Climax
-Resolution
-Vocabulary
-Summarization

It also includes a reading journal where students can record how much they read each day and write a brief paragraph explaining what they read.

In addition, I have included a rubric where students can evaluate themselves on their literature circle participation, effort, group work, etc. There is also a teacher rubric so the teacher can assess each student as well.

Please note: I recommend pages be shrunk down and assembled into a pamphlet-sized booklet.
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This is jam packed with great reinforcement on how literature circles should work. Thank you for the detailed packet!!
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On  October 20, 2013,  Mary M. said:
I love literature circles!!! I have not tried this out with any of my classes since I started teaching (I used them in college) and I am going to start this activity with my advanced 2nd graders. This booklet is perfect to help guide them through the process and test it out. Thanks for the great product!!
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On  October 8, 2012,  Buyer asked:
I just purchased your lit circles booklet and for some reason the boxes and tables aren't showing up when I printed it. I have never had this problem before so maybe there could be something wrong with the document?
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On  October 8, 2012Natalie Kay answered:
Hum... I don't think there is a problem with my file, but I don't know why the boxes wouldn't show up for you. Do you have the latest version of Adobe? Try that and if you still have problems, please email me at talie321@gmail.com

Thanks!!
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On  July 24, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Hi :) just wondering if the literature circles: a learning and activity booklet comes with the specific roles for each member? Thanks!
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On  July 27, 2012Natalie Kay answered:
It does not. This booklet is meant to be a supplement (more of way for students to demonstrate their learning and comprehension of the book).
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On  January 1, 2012,  Erin M. asked:
This is a very different than most Literacy Circles where each student has a job and the jobs rotate. The regular literature circles hold the children accountable too. I am wondering why you decided to take such a different approach. I like your idea but to me, it doesn't seem like a literature circle. Do each of the children complete a different sheet and then talk about their findings or do they all do the same sheet?
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On  January 3, 2012Natalie Kay answered:
Hey! I do use jobs during the actual reading of the book. This is a sort of project book that can help you assess what they've learned along the way. I like that it makes students accountable of learning about the elements of a story while including reading comprehension stratgies.

I have each student turn in their own booklet, but they are allowed to help each other fill it out. One thing you could do is reserve the last 5-10 min of your reading block for them to work on their books.

If you have any more questions, please contact me at whattheteacherwants@gmail.com
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Literature Circles: A learning and activity booklet for students
Literature Circles: A learning and activity booklet for students
Literature Circles: A learning and activity booklet for students
Literature Circles: A learning and activity booklet for students