Literature Circles

What are literature circles? In grade 5, students meet regularly (2x/week) to discuss books. They choose a book, decide pages to read each week, and then create questions, connections and do other activities at home to prepare for a good book discussion. And then…They meet. They meet in groups with students reading the same book and they have a discussion. We’ve talked about active listening, asking open-ended questions and follow-up questions. Their conversations are going longer and getting better as we progress. Here’s a sample of how it looks:

Literature Circles from YIS Academics on Vimeo.

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