Literature Circles | Book Club Activities

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The Literature Circle Unit is complete, easy to use for book clubs, covers the key elements of literature, and is perfect for students to practice speaking and listening skills. With over 50 printable pages, the complete unit for book clubs is all you'll need to successfully run literature circles for any novel.

If you're thinking about starting book clubs or you're looking for ways to improve on your last experience, this product is just what you need. Each activity is meaningful for students and shows their progress throughout the novel. All you'll need to do is select the novels. Each page can be easily modified to meet student needs, and the entire unit addresses many of the Common Core Standards. Just print and go!

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Included in this comprehensive resource you'll find the following:

  • 6-pages of teacher directions and ways to simplify the process
  • Student directions for participating
  • 30+ pages of student packet options
  • Differentiated final project options
  • Reflection page
  • Rubrics
  • Discussion starter stems
  • Self-monitoring checks
  • Observation checks
  • 3-pages of novels that work and their reading levels and page break down for meetings
  • Posters for display
  • Directions on how to ask a higher-level thinking question

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
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