Literature Circles are a great way to have students engage novels, short stories, and narrative texts! When implementing them, students are assigned a specific role (e.g., Discussion Director, Summarizer, Connector, Travel Chaser, Vocabulary Enricher, Imaginative Illustrator, Literary Luminary, Creative Questioner, Rigorous Researcher, Author Perspective, Multiculturalist, and Criticalist), and they are to engage the text from the role they were assigned. This resource was developed as a supplement to a research article I wrote, and it includes graphic organizers for each role. Plus, the final three roles were original ideas to help students analyze the power dynamics in a narrative.
The file was uploaded as PowerPoint slides, so teachers and students can complete the organizer using a laptop or tablet. Plus, the slides can be shared on Google Drive, a class website, or over email. Teachers can also print off the slides so students can write on them. I have used these Literature Circle roles with middle and high school students along with pre-service teachers enrolled in graduate school with great success. I hope you enjoy!