The literature circle group package for Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is based on a student-centered reading activity that involves various roles assigned to each student on a weekly basis. The literature circle group workbook gives each of the roles (explained below) weekly activities with which to work.
The group provides students with an opportunity to control their own learning, to share thoughts concerns and work with others in a group setting.
Each group has their own workbook and there are various tasks, which various people are assigned to each week (their roles: detailed in the workbook). The group will get together during class time to assemble all of the work as well as to complete the discussion element. Only the reading is to be completed outside of the classroom; everything else is scheduled to be worked on in class.
There are five (or six, as per teacher discretion) roles on which students will work. The roles range from defining words, recording discussions, identifying and explaining literary terms, summarizing the chapters, illustrating scenes, to posing new questions to the group. The roles typically change weekly.
Included in this package is the chart for teachers to organize the weekly roles for each of the groups.