Literature Circles: Book Club Projects - Roles Instructions Journals Assessment

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Want a fun idea for students to practise their reading comprehension skills? This bundle includes EVERYTHING YOU NEED to run class literature circles or book clubs. From planning, introducing, student roles, handouts and book assessments - this bundle has it. Just print and go!

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✔ Everything is in hyperlinked PDFs for easy copy and printing

✔ Activities are engaging

✔ Open-ended tasks allow students to be creative and take ownership

✔ Independent and small group components

✔ Teaching guides are included to break down each step

✔ Suggestions for accommodations and modifications throughout

✔ All reading response tasks can be used with ANY NOVEL

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 ⇧  ⇧   Please see the detailed PREVIEW for a clear idea of what you can expect with your purchase   ⇧  ⇧ 

Roles and Instructions Package Includes:

  • Teacher notes about Literature Circles / Book Clubs and their benefits
  • Teaching guide to prepare and organize literature circles
  • Teaching guide to introduce book clubs to your students
  • Handout to allow students to choose their novel
  • Handout to record book groups
  • Student Contract to use for accountability and home communication
  • Student instructions - to give each group before reading
  • 6 roles for students to rotate between while reading
  • Instructions for each role
  • Bookmark for each role to use while reading

Reading Responses Package includes:

  • Teacher notes about Literature Circles / Book Clubs, and how to structure the groups
  • Generic reading response journal - 2 pages
  • Bookmark for each role to record ideas during reading
  • Journal page for each literature circle role (included in our Roles and Descriptions package)
  • Reading Journal rubric included
  • Teaching guides are included to break down each step
  • Reading Response instructions included
  • 4 Journal prompts that can be used with any novel
  • Literature Circle Meeting student instructions
  • Group Reflection page
  • Student self-evaluations

Literature Circle Assessments and Rubrics Package includes:

  • Teacher notes about Literature Circles / Book Clubs, and how to structure the groups
  • Two student instruction handouts (one with student choice)
  • 10 reading assessment options each with a rubric
  • 10 rubrics in half page AND full page formats
  • Independent written novel assessment

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Reading comprehension units available to teach specific reading skills:

Questioning Reading Strategy Package

Synthesizing Reading Strategy Package

Summarizing Reading Strategy Package

Making Inferences Reading Strategy Package

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