I created a literature circles activity packet to be used with nonfiction text. Currently, our advanced first grade readers are using it with some assistance. It is perfect for second and third graders though. The packet includes an explanation of each role and an activity sheet to accompany each one. Most sheets have questions or vocabulary to help the students be successful. The packet also contains a sheet on polite and positive expectations. There's a rubric and self-assessment too.
The packet is intended to be used over the course of two to three weeks or until an entire text has been read. Of course, the activity sheets can be used independently. Please use this product to suit the needs of your little learners. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Also, I chose second grade standards, but this packet addresses the third grade standards too.