Ask the Connector to read the connection they made:
Explain what kind of connection it was ( T-T, T-S, or TW)
Read the passage of the book whre the conncetion was
Allow each member of the group to comment and also
tell their own connections they made to the book.
Ask the group the questions
Allow each person in your
group to participate in the
discussion and answer the
After you have discussed your
questions and answers, allow
other team members to
present and discuss their
Use some form of
significant scene or
idea from the
Ask the Illustrator to
show the picture they
on it, let the group
individually guess what
the picture means.
After everyone has a
turn to guess, allow the
illustrator to tell the
What the picture means?
Where it came from?
What it represents ?
Discusses words in texts that are
unusual, interesting, or difficult
Correspondent goes first
Ask the correspondent to read her letter which
summarizes the story.
Discuss the summary
Allow other group members to add detail that they may
Ask the correspondent to read two sections of the
text they felt were the most interesting and explain
why they chose the sections to share.
Creates questions for the group and leads the discussion.
Finds connections between the book and something
outside the text.
Points out interesting or important passages within
Wrap it up
Ask students to make predictions about what will
Fill out “ Literature Circle Planning Sheet”
For the first round Ms.Maria will set the jobs and dates.
Once the groups are independent, the members will set
the roles and dates.
Ways to have a Good Discussion
Sit so everyone can see each other.
Get started right away.
Look directly at the person who is talking.
Listen to understand.
Ask questions to understand better.
Speak clearly but not too loudly.
Wait for the speaker to finish.
Be sure everyone gets a turn
Respect on another’s idea.
Stay on topic.
Give examples from the text to support your thinking.
Self Reflection: Take part in a Group
Did I understand what my role was in the group?
Did I complete my task to the best of my ability?
Did I have my turn speaking?
Did I let others have a turn at speaking?
Did I offer to help when it was needed?
Did I enjoy taking part in the group work?
Did I enjoy working with others in my group?
What were three things that you
enjoyed about you role in the
What is something that you want
to do differently next time?