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Literature Circles

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Alanna Bradley

on 15 April 2011

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Transcript of Literature Circles

Literature Circles Teachers choose five or six books and collect multiple copies of each one.
Students choose the book they want to read and form groups to read and respond to the book. 11 Key Ingredients Getting Started The First 20 Days Mini-lessons Poster Results Assessments Conferences
Scoring Scales
Anecdotal Notes Rubrics Record Keeping References Benefits Critical Thinking
Student Engagement
ELL Learners
Transition to Nonfiction Ideas to Implement Literature Circle Video Brabham, E. G., & Villaume, S. K. (2000, November). Questions and answers: Continuing conversations about literature circles. The Reading Teacher, 54(3), 278-80.

Certo, J., Moxley, K., Reffitt, K., & Miller, J. A. (2010). I learned how to talk about a book: Children’s perceptions of literature circles across grade and ability levels. Literacy Research and Instruction, 49(3), 243-63.

Cox, E., & Lacey-Parrish, A. (2010, November). Shifting to literature circles. School Library Monthly, 27(2), 43-5.

Daniels, H. (2002). Literature circles: Voice and choice in book clubs & reading groups. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse Publishers.

Daniels, H. (2006, May). What’s the next big thing with literature circles? Voices from the Middle, 13(4), 10-15.

Evans, K. S., Alvermann, D., & Anders, P. L. (1998, Winter). Literature discussion groups: An examination of gender roles. Reading Research and Instruction, 37, 107-22.

Long, T. W., & Gove, M. K. (2003, December). How engagement strategies and literature circles promote critical response in a fourth-grade urban classroom. The Reading Teacher, 57(4), 350-361.

Raphael, T. E., & McMahon, S. I. (1994, October). Book club: An alternative framework for reading instruction. The Reading Teacher, 48(2), 102-116.

Stein, D., & Reed, P. L. (2004, March). Bridging the gap between fiction and nonfiction in the literature circle setting. The Reading Teacher, 57(6), 510-18.

Tompkins, G.E. (2009). Language arts: Patterns of practice. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education.

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