Use this video of an 8th grade literature Circle to define the way lit.circles can and should run in your classroom.
This video sets up the group norms beautifully:

Here is an example of one of many approaches to literature circles. Third grade students demonstrate their daily literature circle routine. They read, generate questions, take notes, discuss, respond in journals, and share their insights.

Lit Circles are underway! Here is a smattering of discussions about their first chapters in Class Clown, There's a Hamster in My Lunchbox, Clue Jr., and the Boxcar Children.

This video contains clips from multiple literature circle discussions from a fourth grade classroom. Students are reading the Sign of the Beaver, How to Eat Fried Worms, Soft Rain, Bridge to Terabithia, and We'll Never Forget You, Roberto Clemente. Debated topics include maturity, racism, and carrying out immoral orders.

Mr. Young's 3rd grade (McGowen) teams up with Mrs. Parker's 3rd grade (Walker) for digital lit circles. We have biweekly lit circle meetings online. The kids love it! (So do we...)

Mr. Young's 3rd Grade meets with 3rd graders in Colorado to discuss their books.