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What do you notice about this literature circle? Can you find the group norms?




Watch this literature circle that is managed by the white board. What makes the difference?

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Literature Circle Guidelines:

1. Groups pick a book (book pass)
2. Norms are established
3. Questioning comes from stems
4. Time is given for reading & discussing
5. Pacing is key
6. Written responses occur after the discussion
7. The teacher "drops in" and monitors
8. Groups deliver a final product/ report


Menus as Options:




Literature Circles in Action:


The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane: