Implementing literature circles is an excellent way to introduce new texts and engage students in the reading process. Literature circles can also provide students with tremendous growth throughout the school year. One of the many great benefits that literature circles allow is the implementation of differentiated instruction. For the most part, children choose their text, their roles, and the manner in which they read their text. This allows for differentiated instruction based on needs, learning styles of your students, and abilities. The teacher acts as the facilitator of learning while students are allowed to explore their text and work as a group.
This resources includes:
How to set-up literature circles
Literature Circle Roles
Book Genres and Selection Ideas
Literature Circle Contract
Daily Journal Entry
Discussion Graphic Organizer