This is a great unit to help you get started with your literary circles! There are really fantastic resources for literary circles if you search the web, but they were a little overwhelming for me (and my students) not to mention that I'm not made of paper!
This is a 16 page Common Core aligned/ paper-saver friendly/ I actually understand the directions unit. Lit. Circles can be tricky and can chaotic if you aren't organized. I would recommend that each of your groups have a folder to keep yourself from going crazy.
Role Task Cards
Paper-Saver Role Guides
Role Guide Bookmarks
Weekly Reading Log