Teach your students to be better independent readers and thinkers! By introducing your students to literature circles, students learn to be accountable for their own reading and engage in higher-level conversations about the texts that they read. In this Literature Circle Unit you will find everything you need to introduce literature circles in your classroom. The unit include detailed teacher lesson plans and notes on how to prepare for lit. circles, student activity sheets, SMARTBoard slides to go along with your daily lessons, and 5 classroom posters for student reference. (If you do not have a SMARTBoard, there are pictures provided of what the slides look like so that you can re-create them on chart paper.)
The concepts that are covered in the unit are:
* What is a literature circle and why does it help us become better readers?
* How do we have good literature discussion?
* Asking good questions (thick or thin questions) to my group members
* How to get started
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