Literature Circles are a fun and engaging way to teach any type of literature in your class. This may be short stories, poetry, and your novel unit. Literature Circles are about students choosing a particular type of literature and getting together in a social setting to discuss what they have read, ask questions/clarification of their group members, and/or bring new information to their group about their particular reading. Listed here, are the 9 roles (one per page) that make up Literature Circles. These are easy to distribute to students once they have chosen their particular role. Also, you'll find a role sheet for each one that students can choose, take home and complete. Also, a sheet for them to list in preference the roles they wish to partake in.