This literature circle packet is everything you need to help students be successful with guided reading groups.
This packet includes:
6- Printable Literature circle job cards with descriptions.
2- Graphic organizers to help students gain both an in-depth and in-context understanding of new vocabulary words.
1- Printable card explaining how to complete a literature circle journal.
1- Self and group assessment to help students be accountable.
1- Editable job and reading track record so students know what they do, and where they are in their book.
1- One letter home to parents that is also translated into Spanish / Espanol.
1- Smart Board Notebook file with 24 slides. This file details how to do each of the 6 jobs, includes activities for students, and has some student samples.
The printable cards included are:
1- Journal 101: A step by step explanation of how to use your guided reading journal.
2- Story Summarizer
3- Creative Connector: text, self, and world connections
4- Question Creator: focusing on open ended or thick questions to invite discussion
5- Word Watcher: Vocabulary word finder
6- Artful Artist: Drawing pictures dealing with scenes from the book while also focusing on figurative language.
7- Passionate Poet
All jobs must cite where their information was found and be ready to share it from their journal with the students in their group.