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Give Them a Hand: Promoting Positive Interaction in Literature Circles

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Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 30-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lane Clarke

Cincinnati, Ohio


International Literacy Association


Lesson Plans

Professional Library



Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Blending the Past with Today’s Technology: Using Prezi to Prepare for Historical Fiction

To prepare for literature circles featuring historical novels, students research the decades of the 1930s to the 1990s and share their information using Prezi, a web application for creating multimedia presentations.


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Grades   6 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

"Help! What Is Wrong With These Literature Circles and How Can We Fix Them?"

The authors of this article offer some suggestions for how to improve literature circle discussions.


Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Teaching Economics Through Children's Literature in the Primary Grades

In this approach, teachers simultaneously teach reading strategies and empower their students to understand economics.


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