Literature Circles

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An introduction to literatures circles that I've used with students learning in English in China and ROK.

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Literature Circles

  1. 1. Literature Circles
  2. 2. Each Person has a Role <ul><li>Vocabulary Enricher </li></ul><ul><li>Summarizer </li></ul><ul><li>Connector </li></ul><ul><li>Passage Master (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Researcher </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Leader </li></ul>
  3. 3. Summarizer Vocabulary Enricher Researcher Passage Master Discussion Leader Connector Taking Turns
  4. 4. Vocabulary Enricher <ul><li>Teaches the group about the new words in the reading. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Summarizer <ul><li>Gives the group a short summary of the important events in the reading. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Connector <ul><li>Tells the group how this book, a character or incident is similar to another book, a movie, a real event </li></ul>
  7. 7. Passage Master <ul><li>Selects and shares passages that were particularly well written. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Researcher <ul><li>Finds and shares some interesting information about the book. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The author’s life story. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information about a group, disease, historical event, the setting, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can use the internet, magazines, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Discussion Leader <ul><li>Makes sure everyone gets a chance to talk. </li></ul><ul><li>Creates questions for the group to discuss. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some questions can be factual. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most questions should seek opinions </li></ul></ul>

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