This packet provides everything you need to engage students in active literature circles/discussion teams. It includes descriptive and detailed instructions for five different roles of the circles/teams: Questioner, Interpreter, Connector, Wordsmith, and Illustrator. Each student will have the opportunity to complete each role by the end of the book. My students had excellent and in-depth discussions with this assignment, and their understanding of the book was clearly demonstrated. It is aligned with Common Core State Standards. It pairs perfectly with my other resources for Of Mice and Men.