Subject: Literacy / English / Language Arts
Topic: Literature Circles
This resource includes REVISED Literature Circle roles that are appropriate for middle school aged students. Roles include: Discussion Director, Critical Challenger, Creative Summarizer, Visualization Connector, and Dramatic Interpreter. Using criteria for each role, students are made to critically think as they are reading their novels in order to adequately accomplish their assigned roles. Criteria and guidelines for each role are clearly laid out, along with observational assessment rubrics for discussions, and schedules for conducting Literature Circles.
In addition, a 5-part culminating task (anchored by a 'Book in a Bag' and a 'Mind Map') is included with an assessment rubric.
This resource is perfect for anybody looking to conduct Literature Circles in an Middle School / Intermediate aged classroom.