Handouts designed for elementary students participating in literature circles.
Tips on organization and process. Scroll down to find other helpful links.
Literature Circles Build Excitement for Books!
Discussion roles and suggestions for using literature circles with a class.
Literature Circles Resource Center
Resources for elementary and middle school teachers, including downloadable handouts.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Getting Started with Literature Circles
This unit plan is designed for 7th grade and requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access. The 33-page document includes discussion questions and assessments.
What are Literature Circles?
If you're new to literature circles, this page is a good place to start.
Writing in the round: Writing Strategies for Literature Circles
Everything you need to know: practical explanations and tips from a teacher who uses lit circles. Scroll down for "Integrating Writing Strategies with Literature Circles" -- terrific suggestions are available here.