In this literature circle guide for 5th grade, students are presented with 4 books (listed below) and choose one to read over the course of a 4 week unit. The students who choose the same book work together as a group to discuss the literature on a daily basis. These discussions are guided by daily mini lessons (COMPLETELY COMMON CORE ALIGNED WITH ALL MINI LESSON PLANS INCLUDED!) and specified student roles which change weekly. This packet contains all worksheets associated with each mini lesson and student role.
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Girl Who Survived by Carol Bierman
4 Weeks of Mini Lesson Plans - All aligned to Common Core standards!
5 Student Roles with descriptions and associated worksheets
7 Supporting Worksheets
1 Final Project Description
1 Final Project Rubric
1 Set of Teacher Observation Charts
1 Page of WWII Content Resources