This unit includes a detailed outline of each student's role within a literature circle, how to complete the before and after literature circle reflection, the guidelines for the novel project, and a calendar (you can manipulate based on your needs) so that students can calendar with their groups to determine how they will complete the novel, their literature circle roles, and their novel project.
This unit can take anywhere from one month to three months depending on how in depth you would like to go. When I do this with my students I take a couple days to go over the expectations (which are clearly outlined in this packet). The students will take a whole class period just planning out how they want to read their book and assigning roles for each week. They love this!
I've included the WORD and the PDF version. Feel free to take out my name and put yours. Also, the MLA graphic organizer is taught as a separate lesson but is pertinent to literature circles when the student is responsible for the literary luminary role.