This 5-page packet explains the 5 roles of Literature Circles: Discussion Director, Summarizer/Illustrator, Passage Master, Connector, and Word Reporter, along with a cover sheet that lists the group meeting dates, pages to read, and role assignments. Also included is information for the group leader and a evaluation sheet to be completed at each meeting.
This packet is a valuable resource for any literature circle group. I generally have the students keep this packet in their group folder, and give an extra cover sheet to me so that I can stay on track with their changing roles and due dates.
This packet accompanies my Intro to Literature Circles powerpoint, also available on teacherspayteachers.com.
KEYWORDS: literature circles, group leader, role sheets, discussion director, summarizer, illustrator, word reporter, passage master, connector