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1 Mr. Shivers Ventura Elementary School Literature CirclesMr. ShiversVentura Elementary School
2 What is a literature circle? Choose your own reading materialsSmall temporary groups are formed, based upon book choiceDifferent groups read different booksGroups meet on a regular, predictable schedule to discuss their readingStudents use written or drawn notes to guide both their reading and discussionDiscussion topics come from the you!Group meetings aim to be open, natural conversations about books, so personal connections, digressions, and open-ended questions are welcomeThe teacher serves as a facilitator, not a group member or instructorEvaluation is by teacher observation and student self-evaluation 11. A spirit of playfulness and fun pervades the room.When books are finished, readers share with their classmates, and then new groups form around new reading choices.
3 Literature Circle Books: Bridge to TerabithiaA View From SaturdayServing the Apple WhitesJudy Moody Gets FamousConfessions from the Principals ChairWhere the Red Fern GrowsThe Return of the IndianSarah, Plain and TallShilohWayside School Gets a Little StrangerRoll of Thunder, Hear My CryThe Best Christmas Pageant EverChocolate FeverFrom the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. BasilThe Kid in the Red JacketMy Side of the MountainThe Whipping BoyA Wrinkle in TimeIsland of the Blue DolphinsThe Secret Garden
4 Discussion Director:It is your job to write down some good questions that you think your group would want to talk about. List a minimum of five thought provoking questions below.Think of these starters:Why...If...What...Who...How...
5 Connector:It is your job to find connections between the novel your group is reading and the outside world. This means connection the reading to:Your own lifehappenings at school or in the neighborhoodsimilar events at other times and placesother books or storiesother writings on same topicother writings by the same author.
6 Literary Luminary:It is your job to read aloud parts of the story to your group in order to help your group members remember some interesting, powerful, puzzling, or important sections of the text. You decide which passages or paragraphs are worth reading aloud, and justify your reasons for selecting them.Write:page numbersparagraph numbers
7 Character Captain:It is your job to share observations you have about the main character(s).Select three adjectives that describe one or more of the characters in your novelSupport your selection with an example taken from your reading assignment.
8 Artistic Adventurer:It is your responsibility for sharing an artistic representation of the material you read for today’s Literature Circle. Some ideas for sharing may include: a character, the setting, a problem, an exciting part, a surprise, a prediction, or anything else. Examples of genres for expression may include:ArtworkMusicPoetryCollageMobile
9 Vocabulary Enricher:It is your job to look for especially important vocabulary words within the book your group is reading.Words chosen should be:ImportantUnfamiliarDifferentPuzzlingFunny
10 Travel Chaser:It is your job to follow the setting as it changes throughout the story.Fill in the graphic organizer as the setting changes.
11 Fortune Teller:It is your job to make predictions about events to come in the story.Make sure you back up all your predictions with information (proof) from the novel.
12 Literature Circle Books: Bridge to TerabithiaA View From SaturdaySurviving the Apple WhitesJudy Moody Gets FamousConfessions from the Principals ChairWhere the Red Fern GrowsThe Return of the IndianSarah, Plain and TallShilohWayside School Gets a Little StrangerRoll of Thunder, Hear My CryThe Best Christmas Pageant EverChocolate FeverFrom the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. BasilThe Kid in the Red JacketMy Side of the MountainThe Whipping BoyA Wrinkle in TimeIsland of the Blue DolphinsThe Secret Garden
13 Choosing the Book!You will be given 2 minutes to look through each book.Write down books that spark your interest!List top 5 Books