Literature Circle Preparation

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The secret to a successful literature circle discussion is preparation. Readers prepare for such a discussion by completing a two-page worksheet that asks them to summarize the text, record new words, ask and answer questions, and draw a picture of something they find important about the story. A very handy resource.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups combine their new word lists and build a dictionary for books being read
  • Post the illustrations with a copy of the book cover
Pros

  • Offers readers an opportunity to practice writing summaries
  • Readers build their own vocabulary lists
  • The illustration requirement encourages readers to visualize 
Cons

  • None