3.03 – Lit Circles: Sustained Reading & The Lines that Stand Out (English Lesson)

When running a literature circle, one of the most important parts is the circle. The other important part, of course, is the literature. To fully engage with the literature students need the most valuable resource of all: time. Sure, you could expect your students to read a chapter or three at home, and you could … Continue reading 3.03 – Lit Circles: Sustained Reading & The Lines that Stand Out (English Lesson)

3.01 – Introducing Literature Circles (English Lesson)

Allowing students to self-select their text is at the very heart of literature circles. Lit circles encourage small groups students to read a text, working through its messages, meanings, and connections together. Whereas traditional class novels force students to engage with texts that might not be relevant to their experiences, literature circles offer choice and … Continue reading 3.01 – Introducing Literature Circles (English Lesson)