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Journal > Voices from the Middle
The Literature Circle: Reading Like a Writer
by Harvey Daniels
|Grades||5 – 9|
Reading internalizes every aspect of good writing—if you’re reading good writing, which most middle school textbooks aren’t. Here are criteria and suggestions for good content-area articles and trade nonfiction books.
Daniels, Harvey. "THE LITERATURE CIRCLE: Reading Like a Writer." Voices From the Middle 11.2 (December 2003): 58-9.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students explore picture books to identify the characteristics of four types of conflict. They then write about a conflict they have experienced and compare it to a conflict from literature.