I created this because I had students with varied reading interests and not enough time or class sets of novels to cover all of these books. I have my students fill out a Google Form to gauge interest and then break them into groups. While I use these six novels, this can be done with fewer than six (just make larger literature circles) or with different books all together. This is such a great way to get kids reading and talking about what they have read with classmates.
Each Novel has a book club reading guide that guides each meeting (I conduct my meetings three times a week) as well as a novel guide that has novel specific vocabulary lists, written reflections, and an essay prompt.
Three Cups of Tea
I am Malala