Literature Circles are frequently used in English classes. This is a spin on literature circles with a non-fiction bend. Common Core has developed a strong focus on non-fiction texts, and this version will help students learn how to break down, analyze, and read non-fiction in a group setting.
Non-Fiction Literature Circle Roles include:
Overview of Non-Fiction Literature Circles with grading guide
Literature Circle scheduling chart for students
Discussion Director-develop questions and use a collaborative approach to answer questions.
Peruse Perspective-analyze historical events from multiple perspectives.
Specific Citations-formulate ideas regarding your readings and provide evidence
Knowledge Bank-organize the information into a graphic organizer
Document Documenter-analyze primary sources using the 6 C's of document analysis.
Context Connector-Research specific content-specific vocabulary and phrases