Literature Circles

Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups

What do we know about literature circles now that we didn't understand eight or ten years ago? What new resources and procedures can help teachers organize their classroom book clubs better? What are the most common pitfalls in implementing student-led discussion groups? And getting beyond the basics, what do mature or "advanced" literature circles look like?

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What do we know about literature circles now that we didn't understand eight or ten years ago? What new resources and procedures can help teachers organize their classroom book clubs better? What are the most common pitfalls in implementing student-led discussion groups? And getting beyond the basics, what do mature or "advanced" literature circles look like?

In this thoroughly revised and expanded guide, you will find new strategies, structures, tools, and stories that show you how to...read more

About the Author(s)

Harvey "Smokey" Daniels received all of his degrees--B.A., M.A. and Ph.D.--from Northwestern University, which finally urged him to leave campus and get a real job.

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Contents
1. Welcome to Literature Circles
2. A Closer Look: Literature Circles Defined
3. Ancient History and Current Research
4. Looking into Literature Circles
5. Getting Started: Preparing and Orienting Students
6. Forming, Scheduling and Managing Groups
7. Books and Materials
8. Primary-Grade Applications
9. Intermediate-Grade Applications
10. Middle and High School Applications
11. Teachers and Parents as Readers
12. Assessment: Record Keeping, Evaluation, and Grading
13. Nonfiction Literature Circles: Moving Across the Curriculum
14. Troubleshooting and Problem Solving
Appendix A: Literature Circle Workshops for Teachers and Parents
Appendix B: Research on Best Practice Cluster Schools
Appendix C: Book Lists: Literature Circle Favorites
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-12
Media: 272 pp/paper
Year: 2002
Item No: WEB-0333
ISBN: 978-157110-333-8

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