Literature Circles An Introduction

Literature Circles An Introduction
Literature Circles An Introduction
Literature Circles An Introduction
Literature Circles An Introduction
Literature Circles An Introduction
Literature Circles An Introduction
Literature Circles An Introduction
Literature Circles An Introduction
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  1. This bundle includes our Reciprocal Reading and Literature Circle Packs. Often we have students who are independent readers and need to have something else to motivate them to engage and explore texts. Reciprocal Reading is a step before I use Literature Circles and is more guided. Included in the b
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Literature Circles are my favorite way to work with reading groups that have independent skills and that need to be extended. This pack encourages holding hearty discussions about texts. Through Literature Circles you will see your students devise questions, share roles and challenge each other.

The Literature Circles pack is included in a bundle -

Reading Groups - A Strategy Bundle


Reciprocal Reading - An Introduction

When starting Literature Circles introduce a role at a time for a favorite picture story book and discuss the roles and how they might look. When all roles have been covered give students the opportunity to go back and check each role as needed. Then group your grade so that they have access to a text to share. Timetable each group who can manage Literature Circles and give them a timetable so that they know when they are on. Details are in the pack as to how to do this. 

Ideas to get you started...

  • Timetable ideas
  • How to set groups up….
  • It is best to have 6 in each group they need a reading session and two sessions to work on their roles before they present to the group.
  • Each student needs a copy of the text. 
  • As they become more aware of each role, they can devise the timetable and share out thee roles.

This pack contains the following roles

  • Connector
  • Discussion Director 
  • Dream Weaver
  • Fortune Teller
  • Illustrator 
  • Literary Luminary 
  • Plot Profiler
  • Researcher
  • Summariser/summarizer
  • Travel Tracer 
  • Word Wizard
  • Reflection section

Literature Circles Posters for display in your room

Connector, Discussion Director, Dream Weaver, Fortune Teller, Illustrator, Literary Luminary, Plot Profiler, Researcher, Summariser/summarizer, Travel Tracer , Word Wizard and a Reflection section

Literature Circles Interactive Note Pages 

First set are cards to cut up and then glue back together. They will give you the title – meaning – role

The second set are for you to add your own information underneath the flaps 

Literature Circles Bookmarks 

These bookmarks can be copied singly or in sets.

The photos in the pack show a set that have been pasted on card before laminating. 

I have them in sets on rings my students use them to help with the roles as they need to. There are pages that contain spelling for summariser/summarizer. Please check which one you need before printing

Literature Circles Recording Sheets

A4 size - These pages can be used to assist students to record their role.

The cards will assist with time management and role clarity

Literature Circles Recording Booklets

Print and go!

Two options - half page version or full page

Half page version - This will give you two books at a time – copy and staple together and then cut in half.

If you copy them back to back you will have instructions facing the task page. 

There are two versions of summariser/summarizer 

Happy Literature Circles – you will enjoy the rich conversations 

Please read the description and download the preview before purchasing. The preview clearly shows you what is included in this pack.


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