Literature Circles and Book Clubs are a fantastic way to dive into novels in your classroom, and this resource is packed with 11 different student activities for analyzing fiction text!
Choose from: Reporter, Discussion Director, Choose a Character, Pick a Passage, Looking at Language, Figurative Language Finder, Theme Thinker, Infer and Imagine, Bridge Builder, Artful Adventurer, and Reflections. Each week can focus on a different job, or, as students become more comfortable, they can each complete a different job in preparation for their discussion. Jobs are tied to Common Core skills such as using evidence to support ideas, identifying main idea and theme, making inferences, and exploring the role of figurative language.
Also included is a student self-evaluation form to help students monitor their preparation and participation.