Book Detectives - Lit Circles for Primary Students. Literature circles are a fun, engaging, and motivating way for students to talk about their reading. Many of the typical literature circle roles and routines can be overwhelming for our little learners... until now!
Book Detective Literature Circle kit provides teachers with an opportunity to give their first, second, and even third graders a chance to ease into lit circles with differentiation options, a fun theme, and realistic expectations.
Included in this resource:
- 8 lit circle role 'case files' -
made out of file folders cut in half!
- Three differentiation options for each role
Pictures with one or two word explanations
Pictures with a sentence explanation
Sentences with explanation and rationale
- Detective badges -
reward students who have completed responsibilities
- Teacher planning page
- Teacher notes page
- Cards that can be used to determine order of sharing
- Detailed teacher prep notes with pictures
Book Detective kits can be used with any book, though they are best used with chapter books (from beginner chapter books to intermediate level)
Book Detective kits are designed with the busy teacher in mind
- make your kits and use them over and over again with little to no prep in between use!
Download the preview file to see all of the detailed teacher notes pages, and sample pages from this resource!
Other resources for your primary students...
Beginning and Ending Digraph Centers
Addition & Subtraction Fluency Centers
Sight Word Books: Year Long System
Cupcakes & Curriculum
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