Get a start organizing your Literature Circles with these traditional 4 roles that focus on Summarizing, Characterization, Figurative Language & Literary Analysis, and Vocabulary. Each role has a cover sheet, a direction sheet, and a graphic organizer to get your students working on a specific skill. Use the following roles to get your students discussing their reading in an intellectual way.
Included in this resource are the following roles:
Also included are tons of extras! You will get a complete Student Participation Rubric and score sheet where your students can score each other on the participation in their Literature Circles. This is guaranteed to keep kids accountable! The role of Discussion Director is included so students can take control and be in charge of their Literature Circle. Finally is the "How-to Book Talk" worksheet, a cheat sheet for when the discussion is at a lull.
*This curriculum is completely aligned to the Common Core! Standards for each role is included on the 6th grade level, but can be easily adapted to the Common Core grades 5-8.
*Students love Literature Circles because it gets them talking and puts them in control. You're students will love this curriculum!