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Literature Circles A Resource Pack for your Book Clubs

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If you’re looking for a fun way to improve reading comprehension using authentic reading experiences, promote student discussions that foster a deeper understanding of texts, and differentiate reading activities for all learners, then my Literature Circle Resource is for you!

Included in this resource pack are many materials that will help you conduct Literature Circles in your elementary classrooms. Here are some of the resources you’ll find:

4 Sample Schedules for your literacy block that show how to utilize guided reading groups and literature circles to meet the needs of all of your young readers.

Management Forms and Examples:
*Literacy Circle rotation Wheel
*Literacy Circle Weekly Role Assignments Page (2 types)
*Labels for Student Folders
*Labels for file folders and tub
*Pictures of how I assemble the materials

Comprehension Posters in two different sizes (8 ½ by 11 and 5 ½ by 8)
*Crabby Connector- Making Connections
*Spinner the Web Maker- Determining Importance with Story Elements
*Iggy the Inferring Iguana- Making Inferences/ Drawing Conclusions and Inferring Meaning with Words
*Jabber the Reteller-Synthesizing
*Rocky Raccoon-Visualization
*Questioning Owl- Asking Questions
*Digger the Dog-Determining the Big Idea and Determining Author’s Purpose
*Fix-Up Bear- Fix-Up Strategies

Graphic Organizers for many Comprehension Strategies:
*Text-to-Text (2 organizers)
*Big Idea
*Author’s Purpose
*Mental Images (2 organizers)
*Mental Images Adapting
*Story Webs-Identifying Story Elements (5 organizers)
*Inferring Meaning (Drawing Conclusions)
*Inferring Meaning (Vocabulary)
*Fix-Up Strategies

Task Cards:
Task cards for each of the roles with brief descriptions of how to perform each role

*Role Rubric

Have fun incorporating Literature Circles into your reading block!
Happy Reading!
Tammy Williams
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