Literature Circles in the middle school classroom are a great way to further student learning. Students are challenged to interact with text in a way that they aren't challenged through just reading and answering questions about the text. They are required to search through the text and cite their resources, to share and explain their answers, and to actively listen and contribute to the work of others.
These discussion circles can be used for any novel, and it offers a change of pace within a familiar structure. Students have the choice of five different jobs for each novel, and it is easily adaptable to fit your time and pacing needs.
Using this resource, students will...
A group grading page is also included.