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Engaging, Standards-Aligned Literature Circles for Middle Schoolers

Engaging, Standards-Aligned Literature Circles for Middle Schoolers
Engaging, Standards-Aligned Literature Circles for Middle Schoolers
Engaging, Standards-Aligned Literature Circles for Middle Schoolers
Engaging, Standards-Aligned Literature Circles for Middle Schoolers
Engaging, Standards-Aligned Literature Circles for Middle Schoolers
Engaging, Standards-Aligned Literature Circles for Middle Schoolers
Engaging, Standards-Aligned Literature Circles for Middle Schoolers
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Common Core Standards
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This Literature Circle program uses strategies created and inspired by major authors in education such as Harvey “Smokey” Daniels, Kylene Beers, and Kelly Gallagher.

Each Bundle Includes:

•A “Literature Circle Routine” handout
•An “Overview of Roles” handout
•A list of “Icebreakers” to help students feel more comfortable as they begin their discussions.
•Five graphic organizers for each literature circle role
•A double-sided journal for students to track surprises, questions, predictions, etc.
•A graphic organizer for student notes
•Role name-tags for each literature circle role
•A group-reflection form for the end of each discussion
•A student-assignment tracking sheet for teacher use

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Overview of Roles:

•Discussion Director: Students will create “thick” questions using sentences stems as guides

•Word Wizard: Students will search for signposts and/or figurative language and explain how these passages show author’s purpose

•Connector: Students will make text-to-text, text-to-self and text-to-world connections using evidence from the novel

•Summarizer: Students will use the “Somebody-Wanted-But-So” model to summarize the chapter in three different ways

•Artist: Students will illustrate a scene from the novel using text evidence to explain artistic decisions

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Recommendations:
•Create a folder for each Literature Circle group with necessary materials
•Use Literature Circle time to conference with individuals or small groups
•Supplement Literature Circles with “Reading Response Journals” (Check it out in my store!)
•When copying Literature Circle Role organizer, include the Double-Sided Journal on the back of the page. Require students to complete both before each meeting.

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Border Credits:
•https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Alina-V-Design
Clipart Credits:
•www.melonheadzillustrating.blogspot.com
Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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