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Literature Circles Looking for a super easy and fun way to engage your students in literature? Try out organized literature circles! (Click the title above to see the resource I've created to run mine!)

When I first started teaching, I ran literature circles without any sort of organization.  I steered clear of anything "worksheet" driven, as my college professors had advised me, and although these loosely organized "book clubs" were fun for the students, I found the conversations to be brief, off topic, and very surface level.

With the help of a wonderful mentor, I began to see that worksheets are OKAY when they lead to engaging conversations and in-depth textual analysis of great literature!

The resource you will find on my TPT page has everything you need to plan, run, and assess your students' literature circles! I use them for every class I teach, for multiple novels a year. The students get into a rhythm and they will start to look forward to these me…

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