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Lit Circles 2013


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A full day session, held in Ashcroft, on implementing literature circles, grades 3-12. These groups are focused on helping students have grand conversations, grow thoughtful responses and read, read, read!

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Lit Circles 2013

  1. 1. Literature Circles: Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses Ashcro',  Dec.  10,  2013   Faye  Brownlie  
  2. 2. Literature Circles There is great success in engaging students with text and conversation using literature circles choose their own books are never assigned roles Within these groupings, STUDENTS are taught comprehension strategies read at their own pace engage in conversations keep journals about readings and conversations
  3. 3. Literature Circles are… - Reader response centered - Part of a balanced literacy program - Groups formed by book choice - Structured for student independence, responsibility, and ownership - Guided primarily by student insights and questions - Intended as a context in which to apply reading strategies and writing skills
  4. 4. Day 1: Introduction of book conversations • Model and practice with poems or short texts • Ask the students: “What comes to mind when you read this? SAY SOMETHING.”
  5. 5. This is My Rock