In this .zip file, you will find everything you need to teach with literature circles. I have a 3-page "tips and tricks" document, a student cover sheet/organization document, a reading response log, role sheets for both middle school and high school, a self-evaluation for students, and a discussion observation document.
I've taught literature circles with several books, both whole-class and small-group. I've used them with 7th graders and with seniors enrolled in dual-credit College Composition and English 12.
Literature circles are great for getting kids to think deeply about the text and understand it more thoroughly, as well as work on social skills involved with group discussions. They are perfect for Common Core.
Download the preview file to get a look at some of the "tips and tricks", the student cover sheet, one role sheet, the response log, the self-evaluation, and the observation sheet.