Saturday, August 24, 2013

Literature Circles

Our class has started their literature circle groups! In literature circles, small groups of students gather together to discuss a piece of literature in depth. The discussion is guided by students' response to what they have read. Literature circles provide a way for students to engage in critical thinking and reflection as they read, discuss, and respond to books. Collaboration is at the heart of this approach. Students reshape and add onto their understanding as they construct meaning with other readers. Finally, literature circles guide students to deeper understanding of what they read through structured discussion and extended written and artistic response. 

Here are the books being read:



Here are students in their first meeting:

Ruby Holler
 Following Fake Man
 The Westing Game
 Al Capone Does My Shirts
 Ida B.

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