Enjoy lit circles? Use this succinct and carefully thought out handout to copy and distribute to students. Students in each lit circle will have an assignment to return to the group and report on. This will allow the entire group to meet independent of the teacher (of course we can always be listening in on their discussion!) This handout has worked GREAT in my 6th grade class for independent reading group discussion time. The students LOVE it too. They are all anxious to be the Discussion Director! Use in junior high and middle school for lit circle groups, or use as the reading assignment for a guided reading group.