Unit

Literature Circles

Introduction

The lessons within this unit support students and teachers to carry out meaningful Literature Circles, or student-directed small group discussions on a given text.

Lessons and Assessments

Lesson 1 of 3

Preparing for Literature Circles through a Fishbowl Discussion

Students identify what good, productive, and meaningful conversations look and sound like through an interactive modeling activity.

Lesson 2 of 3

Introducing Literature Circle Roles to Students

Students define, question, and practice the different roles they will be playing in their Literature Circle discussions.

Lesson 3 of 3

Typical Discussion Day Structure

Students and teachers reflect on how their Literature Circles are progressing and identify ways they can make classroom conversations more effective.

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