Digital Literature Circles for Any Novel

Grade Levels
7th - 9th
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
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If you're looking for a way to implement literature circles in the EASIEST way possible and DIGITALLY for distance or hybrid learning, this is your answer! These Digital Literature Circles for Any Novel are easy to share by link or through Google Classroom and include:

  • Teacher Instructions
  • Model Answers
  • Rubrics for grading
  • Options for fast feedback
  • Literature circle implementation guide
  • Lesson Plans
  • Reader's notes
  • Digital Book Fitting (included--this product is listed separately in my store at a $3 value!)
  • Week One, Two, and Three literature circle meeting interactive slides for students
  • Weekly one pager instructions, example, and rubric
  • Culminating Analysis

Let students do the work of learning in these literature circles that are designed to help students MASTER standard RL3: analyzing how elements of a story interact.

Lessons take approximately 4-5 weeks to implement. Digital links are provided and lessons are editable.

Need literature circles designed to master the same standard but with specific novel activities? Check out my Industrial Revolution literature circles.

Want more literature circles that help students master different standards? Check out my Narratives as Mentor Texts literature circles.

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Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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