Literature Circles for Analysis & Comprehension | Book Clubs Printable & Digital

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Grade Levels
4th - 8th
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Perfect resource that I wish I had found at the bringing of the year. Can’t wait to start 6th next year with it.
I have never used Literature Circles before and find this a helpful resource. The lesson plans and student resources helped me plan my units and were easy to understand and implement.
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This is the perfect no-prep reading comprehension activity to start in your classroom for either distance learning or in-person instruction. Conduct literature circles or book clubs in your class by creating small groups and assigning students a novel study and roles each week. The group members will prepare their role and present to their groups, which is perfect for developing critical thinking, reading comprehension, book analysis and inferencing strategies for upper-elementary or middle school students. The prompts for each role have been carefully thought out to better suit older students and promote the deeper and more complex thinking we try to get them to do while analyzing a novel.

Once you set this up in your classroom, it will continue to run itself meaning it gives you a break from extensive lesson planning!

Please note: novels are NOT included but I have listed a few suggestions!

*Google Drive compatibility

What's Included?

  • Introduction Slideshow (to introduce Literature Circles/Book Clubs to the students)
  • Teaching Plan - this will help you understand how to implement in your class
  • Printable Role Worksheets (each role has a worksheet that tells the students what they need to do and gives them space to complete the work)
    ➔ Facilitator (summarizes the reading & starts everyone off)
    ➔ Discussion Director
    ➔ Investigator
    ➔ Connector
    ➔ Illustrator
    ➔ Vocabulary Inspector
  • Digital Workbook (all role worksheets are included here in a digital format - in a landscape slide so that the students can type more easily) - most of the text on these slides are editable except for the role titles.


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