The seven literature circle jobs featured in this student notebook have been optimized to cover the Common Core Standards. By using these jobs, you can ensure that you are teaching the Common Core Reading Literature and Vocabulary Acquisition & Use Standards for third and fourth grade.
The jobs included in this log are:
For a description of the roles for each job, take a look at the downloadable preview above.
This notebook is easy to create. Simply copy this packet for each student, guide them to cut and paste title page and task cards to the notebook of your choice and begin using.
Why Should I Start Using Literature Circles In My Classroom?
Literature circles are a wonderful way to exercise student reading comprehension skills, writing skills, and speaking skills while reading a novel as a whole class. Literature circles also boost confidence, creativity and collaboration among students when implemented effectively.
High engagement is maintained as students are expected to complete a different job each day of the week and have the option to complete enrichment projects if they produce a high-quality product before share out time. Every day, students have the opportunity to share and display their hard work and deep thinking as they attempt to challenge their classmates during share out time.
Differentiation is a breeze with this system as all jobs and enrichment projects lead students to demonstrate their unique skills and knowledge.
Common Core Standards Addressed By This Product:
This notebook is part of my complete Launching Literature Circles Program.
If you are interested in learning how to launch Common Core Literature Circles in your classroom, this program will guide you step-by-step.
If you already know how to implement literature circles and are simply looking for tools for Common Core transition, you may also be interested in the coordinating products:
Common Core Literature Circles Job Posters
Common Core Literature Circles Student Log
The BFG Common Core Literature Circle Guide
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