borderroles.JPGWhat are Literacy Circles?Small groups of students gather together to discuss a piece of literature in depth. The discussion is guided by students' response to what they have read. Provides a way for students to engage in critical thinking and reflection as they read, discuss, and respond to books. Students collaborate to reshape and add onto their understanding as they construct meaning with other readers. Guides students to deeper understanding of what they read through structured discussion and extended written and artistic response.
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A lot of my inspiration has come from looking at what Laura Candler has developed about Literature Circles. She has excellent resources and outlines what Literature Circles are so clearly. Below is a link to her page but it is well worth looking at all her other resources.