Literature Circles are a way for students to work collaboratively during reading time. They read and work together independently, engaging with texts in an authentic way. Click on the links below for resources that will help you implement Literature Circles in your classroom:

Literature Circles Resource Center - This Web site, LitCircles.org, contains a wealth of resources related to Literature Circles: http://www.litcircles.org/index.html. Below are links to some of the highlight on the Literature Circles Resource Center:

Literature Circles - This commercial Web site is based on Harvey Daniels' work. It is in the process of being updated so keep checking back: http://www.literaturecircles.com/

Literature Circles Extension Projects - This is a Web site with extension activities for Literature Circles: http://kids-learn.org/litcircles/index.htm. The Student Showcase has student work samples at a variety of grade levels from around the country that will give you some good ideas for extending Literature Circles: http://kids-learn.org/litcircles/showcase.htm.

Ways to Structure Literature Circles - This Web site developed by Laura Candler, a veteran elementary s.chool teacher in North Carolina, has a variety of different ways of approaching Literature Circles including simplified methods such as Mini Literature Circles, Literary Lunch Bunch, and Classroom Book Clubs: http://www.lauracandler.com/strategies/litcirclemodels.php

What are Literature Circles - This Web page defines and gives some principles for implementing Literature Circles in a "best practice" literacy classroom: http://www.literaturecircles.com/article1.htm

Literature Circles at the Primary Level

At the primary level, children are learning to read and their texts are not as complex. For students who are reading fluently enough that they would benefit from discussing their books together, Literature Circles can be very beneficial. Click on the links below for resources for implementing Lit Circles at the primary level:

## Literature Circles

Literature Circles are a way for students to work collaboratively during reading time. They read and work together independently, engaging with texts in an authentic way. Click on the links below for resources that will help you implement Literature Circles in your classroom:Literature Circles from ABC Teach -Go to this Web site for blackline masters of various Literature Circle roles: http://www.abcteach.com/directory/subjects-language-arts-reading-literature-circles-971-2-1Literature Circles Resource Center -This Web site, LitCircles.org, contains a wealth of resources related to Literature Circles: http://www.litcircles.org/index.html. Below are links to some of the highlight on the Literature Circles Resource Center:Overview of Literature Circles:http://www.litcircles.org/Overview/overview.htmlStructure for Literature Circles, Primary Grades:http://www.litcircles.org/Structure/structure1.htmlStructure for Literature Circles, Intermediate and Middle School Grades:http://www.litcircles.org/Structure/structure2.htmlWeb-based Resources and Links for Literature Circles:http://www.litcircles.org/resources.htmlLiterature Circles Extension Projects -This is a Web site with extension activities for Literature Circles: http://kids-learn.org/litcircles/index.htm. The Student Showcase has student work samples at a variety of grade levels from around the country that will give you some good ideas for extending Literature Circles: http://kids-learn.org/litcircles/showcase.htm.Ways to Structure Literature Circles- This Web site developed by Laura Candler, a veteran elementary s.chool teacher in North Carolina, has a variety of different ways of approaching Literature Circles including simplified methods such as Mini Literature Circles, Literary Lunch Bunch, and Classroom Book Clubs: http://www.lauracandler.com/strategies/litcirclemodels.phpWhat are Literature Circles -This Web page defines and gives some principles for implementing Literature Circles in a "best practice" literacy classroom: http://www.literaturecircles.com/article1.htm## Literature Circles at the Primary Level

At the primary level, children are learning to read and their texts are not as complex. For students who are reading fluently enough that they would benefit from discussing their books together, Literature Circles can be very beneficial. Click on the links below for resources for implementing Lit Circles at the primary level:Literature Circles in Grade 1:http://www.litcircles.org/Structure/struct1.htmlLiterature Circles in Grades 2-3:http://www.litcircles.org/Structure/struct23.html