Prior to beginning a literature circle and/or novel unit, provide students time to go through a "Book Walk" of their options. The document is able to be edited specifically for the books you are including in the unit. Students will look at the cover, read the summary on the back, and flip through to look at the length of the text. When finished with each book, they will rate it on a scale of 1-5 and write their comments. This information will help you to choose a suitable book for the student, as well as one they would be comfortable reading for a number of days in class.