Literature Circles

What is a Literature Circle?

A literature circle is a small group of students that are reading the same book.

How does a Literature Circle group work?

Groups meet regularly to discuss the part of the book they have agreed to read up to. Each student has a different role in these discussions and they take turns to share their completed tasks. These roles rotate each session. Each session is led by ‘Discussion Director’ who prepares questions to promote comprehension of the text and guides discussion.

Showcase

When the group completes their text they prepare a Showcase to present their reading journey to the whole class. In the past, students have celebrated their text by acting out a scene, designing a 3D model, creating an advertisement for the book or giving a multimedia presentation…the sky is the limit!

How will your group celebrate the text..?

 

Literature Circle roles

Discussion Director

Word Wizard

Predictor

Literary Luminary

Illustrator/Mapper

Connector

Character Captain

Summariser

 

Tips for presenting your role:

Tips for presenting roles