Interactive Literature Circles for Grades 4-8 {& Traditional Literature Circles}

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Lovin Lit
Grade Levels
4th - 9th
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50 pages
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This was a perfectly organized product that got me kick-started into literature circles without the stress or extra work. My students are engaged and love the interactive aspect!
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This is your complete handbook to implementing literature circles in the middle grades. I walk you through every step of the literature circle model, including:

book selection
role assignments and work
the actual reading
group meetings
student choice

Included in this pack are role sheets and examples for students to complete the following roles:

Discussion Director
Word Wizard
Passage Picker
Character Sketcher
Figurative Language Finder (optional)

I’ve included separate role sheets and student examples and instructions for doing interactive literature circles, where students construct a lapbook with all of their role work, and traditional literature circles, where students do essentially the same tasks without the “interactive notebook” element along with it.

View the preview file for table of contents and some sample pages.

I have also created a Novel Quiz Pack for literature circles to hold your students accountable for individual reading. Check that out here!


More Interactive Notebooks here:
Informational Text CLOSE READING Passage Pack for Interactive Notebooks 4-8
Interactive Grammar Notebooks ~ Grammar & Mechanics for Common Core Grades 4-8Interactive Poetry Notebooks: Poetry Elements for Common Core Grades 4-8+Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks ~ Literary Elements for Common Core 4-8Interactive Reading Notebooks Informational Text: Nonfiction for Common Core 4-8Interactive Research Papers & Essays for Common Core Writing Grades 3-8Interactive Writing Notebooks ~ Sentences & Paragraphs for Common Core 3-8Reading Literature Graphic Organizers for Common Core 4-8 Reading Response
Total Pages
50 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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