|intro to literature circles
||[Jul. 21st, 2012|12:14 am]
Everyone has heard that round robin reading is a thing of the past. Now, we know students need to hear the text read to them or engage in Silent Sustained Reading. More, we need to talk about the text read through engaging discussion, or even write about it!
Literature circles are when students read literature, then write journal responses and talk about what they have read through discussion prompts. They also engage in extension projects, which can show the themes learned or problems solved through a creative process. You will also learn how to choose the right kind of book, and how to group students accordingly.
I'd like to hear about your experiences with literature circles! What books did you use? How did you group students? How did you keep students engaged and on task? Also, you can get ideas from others that post here! Beg, borrow, and steal!