The Getting Started with Literature Circles School Site License includes the three products below in one zip file. These files can be uploaded to a school server and shared by the entire staff. Please preview each product from its page.
• Classroom Book Clubs: Literature Circles Made Easy (Digital Version)
• Talking Sticks Discussions
• Discussion Connections (Lessons for Fostering Collaborative Discussion)
All of these products will help students meet Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards for Comprehension and Collaboration.
New! Includes 5 Classroom Book Clubs Facebook Group Membership
This site license purchase now includes membership for up to 5 educators at the school to join the private Classroom Book Clubs Facebook Group. Details are provided in the download file.
Classroom Book Clubs: Literature Circles Made Easy
describes a fun and effective method for using Literature Circles in your classroom. I've created this step-by-step set of slidecast videos to explain exactly what to do, and the package includes all the printables you'll need to make it work in your classroom. The videos in this program are Mp4 files so you can view them on mobile devices or a computer. After you purchase the program, you'll receive directions about where to go to download the video files and PDF files.This slidecast program is meant for teachers and it's not designed for student viewing. It provides instruction for the teacher about how to set up and run Classroom Book Clubs. To learn more about the Classroom Book Clubs program, watch the free Classroom Book Clubs: Literature Circles Made Easy Introductory Video
Most Recent Revision: January 10, 2017
Talking Sticks Discussions
is a management strategy that encourages all students to participate equally in a discussion. The prepared discussion cards in the Talking Sticks packet will help facilitate the discussion and keep it focused on a particular topic.
includes five lessons that will make it easy for you to ensure that your students meet collaborative discussion standards and will help you foster effective text-based discussions. Teaching your students these discussion strategies will also result in more effective Classroom Book Club meetings.
Laura Candler, reading strategies, speaking and listening standards, collaborative discussion