What is a Literature Circle?
A literature circle is a small group of students that are reading the same book.
How does a Literature Circle group work?
Groups meet regularly to discuss the part of the book they have agreed to read up to. Each student has a different role in these discussions and they take turns to share their completed tasks which have been completed in their Lit Circles book. These roles rotate each session. Each session is led by ‘Discussion Director’ who prepares questions to promote comprehension of the text and guides discussion. Every group member must make a short summary about the section they have read and a prediction about will will happen next. This is to be completed as a comment on their group’s page on the grade blog.
When the group completes their text they prepare a Showcase to present their reading journey to the whole class. In the past, students have celebrated their text by acting out a scene, designing a 3D model, creating an advertisement for the book or giving a multimedia presentation…the sky is the limit! How will your group celebrate the text..?
Literature Circle roles
Discussion Director Word Wizard Predictor Literary Luminary Illustrator/Mapper Connector Character Captain Summariser
Tips for presenting your role:
Tips for presenting roles 1
Tips for presenting roles 2
Rubric used by the Discussion Director
Have a look at the rubric your discussion director with assess you on to make sure you have everything covered.
Lit Circles Assessment Rubric 2015