WHAT IS IT?
A literacy circle allows your students to discuss a novel with their peers at a deeper level. My booklet includes five skills-based jobs that are standards based and push for critical thinking.
HOW DO I IMPLEMENT LITERACY CIRCLES?
Circles could be based on a class novel, or you may allow groups to choose a novel that they read as a group or independently. Each day, students are assigned a different job. Students work on their job independently and then come together to discuss. Each job page includes directions on what to do before the discussion and what to do during the discussion. Students rotate jobs each day.
WHAT JOBS/SKILLS ARE INCLUDED?
Master of Questions - Open Ended Questioning + Critical Thinking
Super Summarizer - Summary + Determining Importance
Wonder Word Hunter - Vocabulary Words + Context Clues
Imaginary Imaginator - Describing and Evaluating Imagery + Visualizing
Tough Traitor - Characer Traits + Text Evidence