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LITERATURE CIRCLES – PART 1
WHAT IS A LITERATURE CIRCLE?
 A literature circle is a
students' equivalent in
the classroom of an
adult book club. The
a...
INSTRUCTIONAL IMPACT OF
TRADITIONAL LITERATURE CIRCLES
CAN WE REALLY DO THIS ONLINE?
 http://mrsperrybfg.blogspot.c
om/2007/01/literature-circle-
bfg-vocabulary.html
 http://m...
PROJECTS
 http://www.litcircles.org/
Extension/extension.ht
ml
 http://technotigerslitcircl
e.blogspot.com/
 http://goa...
Picking a Text
Basal
Stories
Novels
Chapter
Books
Author
Study
BLOG APPLICATION AND PLAN
Making Choices for your Blog
STRUCTURE YOUR CIRCLE USING
STUDENT COMMENTS
 Teacher creates posts
with directions etc.
 Students respond via
comments
...
STRUCTURE YOUR CIRCLE USING
STUDENT BLOG POSTS
 http://annavhs5.edublo
gs.org/2010/03/16/the-
history-of-love-reader-
res...
BLOG PAGES
 About me
 Literature Circle -
Rules, Guidelines,
Documents
 Parent’s page
 Blog Guidelines
 http://ppsblo...
BLOG CATEGORIES
Categories help your
students navigate
 Story/Text
 Author
 Role??
BLOG POSTS
 Introduction
 Roles/Responsibilities
 Team information
 Project information
 Role assignments
 Teacher p...
BLOG GUIDELINES
ACCOUNTS
Teachers will be given permanent accounts after
receiving training. Training will be offered 2-3 times
a year. Ac...
MODERATION
The teacher with administrative responsibilities for
the product is required to moderate all activity on
school...
PARENT NOTIFICATION
Parents should be informed that a blog/wiki/podcast
is published on the web as an extension of the
stu...
STUDENT ACCOUNTS
Students may post on the classroom blog as
readers, writers, or editors. Students may post
wikis as write...
INTERNET SAFETY
At no time may a student be identified by first and
last name. Student photographs may not be
published wi...
HOMEWORK
HOMEWORK
 Complete your Literature Circle Planning document
 Complete your Blog Plan document
 Fill out the Blog applic...
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Literature Circle Part 1

  1. 1. LITERATURE CIRCLES – PART 1
  2. 2. WHAT IS A LITERATURE CIRCLE?  A literature circle is a students' equivalent in the classroom of an adult book club. The aim is to encourage student-choice and a love of reading ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li terature_circle
  3. 3. INSTRUCTIONAL IMPACT OF TRADITIONAL LITERATURE CIRCLES
  4. 4. CAN WE REALLY DO THIS ONLINE?  http://mrsperrybfg.blogspot.c om/2007/01/literature-circle- bfg-vocabulary.html  http://mrsperrycharlottesweb. blogspot.com/  http://annavhs5.edublogs.org/ 2010/03/16/the-history-of- love-reader-response-p14- 34-a-fathers-love-for-a-child/  http://jeffvhs5.edublogs.org/2 010/02/24/chapters-10-11- reader-response-unraveling- of-the-golden-thread/  http://www.readwritethink.org/ classroom-resources/lesson- plans/thoughtful-threads- sparking-rich-1165.html  http://www.readwritethink.org/ classroom-resources/lesson- plans/girls-read-online- literature-970.html  http://www.readwritethink.org/ classroom-resources/lesson- plans/weaving-multigenre- 279.html Example Blogs Example Lesson Plans
  5. 5. PROJECTS  http://www.litcircles.org/ Extension/extension.ht ml  http://technotigerslitcircl e.blogspot.com/  http://goanimate.com/  http://blabberize.com/  http://www.fodey.com/g enerators/newspaper/s nippet.asp  http://mywebspiration.c om/  http://voicethread.com/ #home
  6. 6. Picking a Text Basal Stories Novels Chapter Books Author Study
  7. 7. BLOG APPLICATION AND PLAN Making Choices for your Blog
  8. 8. STRUCTURE YOUR CIRCLE USING STUDENT COMMENTS  Teacher creates posts with directions etc.  Students respond via comments  Students can all complete the same assignment or have roles  Teacher moderates all comments  http://mrsperrybfg.blog spot.com/2007/01/litera ture-circle-bfg- vocabulary.html  http://mrsperrycharlotte sweb.blogspot.com/ Student Comments Examples
  9. 9. STRUCTURE YOUR CIRCLE USING STUDENT BLOG POSTS  http://annavhs5.edublo gs.org/2010/03/16/the- history-of-love-reader- response-p14-34-a- fathers-love-for-a-child/  http://jeffvhs5.edublogs .org/2010/02/24/chapte rs-10-11-reader- response-unraveling- of-the-golden-thread/ • Teacher sets up student author accounts on the class blog • Students have roles and complete their role responses by posting articles to the class blog • Students comment on each other’s posts • Teacher moderates posts and comments Examples Student Blog Posts
  10. 10. BLOG PAGES  About me  Literature Circle - Rules, Guidelines, Documents  Parent’s page  Blog Guidelines  http://ppsblogs.net/ruth okoye/about-ruth/  http://blogs.district279. org/albrechtb/literature- circle-block-2/  http://tpfluger.edublogs. org/parents/  http://huzzah.edublogs. org/commenting- guidelines/ Pages you might want to include Examples
  11. 11. BLOG CATEGORIES Categories help your students navigate  Story/Text  Author  Role??
  12. 12. BLOG POSTS  Introduction  Roles/Responsibilities  Team information  Project information  Role assignments  Teacher posts Starting Out Discussion prompts
  13. 13. BLOG GUIDELINES
  14. 14. ACCOUNTS Teachers will be given permanent accounts after receiving training. Training will be offered 2-3 times a year. Accounts with no activity in any 9 week period will be considered inactive and will be archived.
  15. 15. MODERATION The teacher with administrative responsibilities for the product is required to moderate all activity on school blogs and/or wikis.
  16. 16. PARENT NOTIFICATION Parents should be informed that a blog/wiki/podcast is published on the web as an extension of the student’s class. The URL for the blog/wiki should be provided to the parent at the time of notification.
  17. 17. STUDENT ACCOUNTS Students may post on the classroom blog as readers, writers, or editors. Students may post wikis as writers or editors. Students may not post as administrators. Student accounts may use their first name and last initial or any other appropriate pseudonym.
  18. 18. INTERNET SAFETY At no time may a student be identified by first and last name. Student photographs may not be published without release from a parent/guardian. Photos of students may combined with student names and/or school name and/or school location in any posts.
  19. 19. HOMEWORK
  20. 20. HOMEWORK  Complete your Literature Circle Planning document  Complete your Blog Plan document  Fill out the Blog application

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