I've included my original ideas in this resource. When it comes to finding roles for your short story literature circles, a simple Google search will yield many options. Once you have groups of 3-4, students assign their own roles each week, and choose which short story they'll read. Included in this pdf is my timetable I used in May-June 2017, the six weeks before the Regents exam. I did not include a plot chart in this resource, but again encourage you to find your own through an internet search. I also had my students record their conversations on their Chromebooks with the Beautiful Audio Editor App, which allows them to record and share their conversations with me. I randomly chose which of their conversations to grade over the six weeks. I've included the rubric I used as well. This can be adapted to other grades, but is specifically designed to help students prepare for the New York State Common Core English Regents.