This literature circle has all of the roles of a regular literature circle but is more guided in it's approach. A great way to introduce literature circles or to help reinforce the roles and expectations.
There are five reading assignments for this book and six different roles for each reading assignment. Also included is a chart to help you keep track of who is responsible for what role for each meeting. Student all read the same assigned reading and then completed their individual assignment - when students meet for the next meeting they will share their work in an engaging group discussion and then carry on with the next assignment.
Each reading assignment includes the following roles for Literature Circle:
•Super Summarizer – This includes two pages, one with statements that may or may not have happened in the reading assignment, and a separate page to glue those statements onto in the order that they happen. Students will be prepared to read the summary to the group.
•Word Warrior – Students will look up two given words in a dictionary and then write their own sentence with each word. Students will read and discuss the meaning of the words with their group.
•Captain Connector – Students will answer three or four questions that will encourage them to make connections with the book. Students will share their connections with the group.
•Literacy Luminary – Students choose which event from the reading assignment is more important and then defend in writing their choice. Students will share their thoughts with the group.
•Discussion Director – Students pick which question they think will invite more discussion within their group and then come up with two of their own questions. The discussion director will lead the group and ask their questions to the group.
•Illustrious Illustrator – Students draw a picture of their choosing from the reading assignment and are prepare to talk about it with the group.
Printing Tip - Select actual size not fit to page when printing.