ERIC Number: ED480258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Literature Circles: Tools and Techniques To Inspire Reading Groups.
Rogers, Warren; Leochko, Dave
Literature Circles encourage critical thinking, inspire rich discussion-based activities, and promote effective communication. This book provides the tools and techniques teachers need to set up literature circles in their classrooms. The book's authors, two inner city elementary teachers, show how to teach and use roles effectively and maintain successful reading groups. The easy-to-read book guides teachers in developing and maintaining literature circles in their intermediate classrooms. Features in the book are: six original, reproducible short stories; theory and practice of literature circles; easy-to-use handouts for role definitions; mini-lessons to help teach communication skills; mini-lessons to help groups work effectively; weekly, monthly and yearly guides to literature circle management; rubrics to help assess students in literature circles; extension activities; and how to use literature circles methodology in other areas of the curriculum. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Group Discussion, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Literature Appreciation, Reading Programs, Short Stories, Teacher Role, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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