Literature Circles! Common Core 4th, 5th, 6th Grade

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Literature Circles!

As a way to vary instruction, I incorporated literature circles into my 6th grade classroom. The literature circles jobs and daily reading questions hold them accountable for remaining on task and can be applied to any chapter of any text!

Groups can have 4 or 5 students each. Each student is assigned a “job”. (If you have 4 students in a group, you can combine the 1st two jobs ~ Task leader and Summarizer.) I have them sit in a circle. The jobs rotate clockwise each day, so the workload is evenly shared among the group. After reading the assigned chapter, round robin style, I give them about 5 minutes to complete their jobs. Lastly, I would have them complete the daily reading questions individually.

This activity increases comprehension through summarizing, vocabulary, open ended questions, predictions, characterization, and making connections. Students loved this format because it is a relaxed yet structured reading environment, and it gave them a sense of control over the process.

Appropriate for grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth

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