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Literature Circles: Getting Started

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Literature Circles: Getting Started

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time Introduction: Ten 50-minute sessions; thereafter: 50 minutes per session
Lesson Author

Lisa Storm Fink

Lisa Storm Fink

Urbana, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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Mary Reid

September 14, 2013

This is a great resource to introduce Literature Circles. I'll be using it in my Integrated literacy class for pre-service teachers. We are modeling it with The Watson's Go to Birmingham.

 

Jonathan

March 25, 2013

What a great and well-researched resource! I have been primarily a 5th grade writing teacher this year and after our writing SOL passed my team asked me to step in to help with reading. Lit Circle seemed the way to go and this resource lays it out very well for me, thanks!

 

Tina Enriquez

January 05, 2013

I've wanted to implement literatre circles for the past 2 years, but wasn't quite sure how. Thank you so much for being willing to share the actual lesson plans for beginning. I am going to start immediately! I would love to have plans even more detailed by adding a book to begin with and specific questions for each role. I teach fourth grade, and I think I'll begin modeling with Bud, Not Buddy.

 

Kevin Rogers

January 01, 2013

Fantastic! My seventh graders will be reading any four books, and I can easily adjust this lesson to make lit. circles work in my class. Thanks.

 

Mauricio

February 11, 2012

Gracias, me gusto y me sirvio estas recomendaciones.

 

Bikash Bhandary

January 20, 2012

Great plan, this was a new kind for me. Will try it with students.

Thanks!

 

Dionne

January 07, 2012

Great resource and a great way to use literature circle during reading! I cant wait to try it with my students. I like it better than the current literature circle method that I'm using now!!! Thanks!!!

 

Peggy Semingson

October 11, 2011

This is a great resource! I have shared it with my pre-service teachers. I teach book club every semester in my elementary literacy methods course.

 

Andrew Nethercoat

September 22, 2011

Thanks for the great resource. I'm changing the way we read in my class and this will really help.

 

MaryAnn

April 20, 2011

I am modifying the plan some to use with my 5th grade resource students. I think it will be good for them when we get it all worked out. There is a lot of modeling involved. Sometimes I give them sentence starters. It is also helping them listen to each other about something that is not an entirely social relationship. I want them to learn to read for enjoyment and I think this process may help them reach this goal.

 

Angel Hunt

March 24, 2011

Thank you for a fantastic detailed plan for literature circles and for your willingness to share. I can't wait to implement this plan as a part of my classroom reading plans.

 

 

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