Digital Literature Circles for Any Novel

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Read it Write it Learn it
Grade Levels
7th - 9th
Formats Included
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  • Google Apps™
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If you're looking for a way to implement literature circles in the EASIEST way possible, 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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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.


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