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Don't know much about literature circles? Well begin here! These sources are a great place to help you start learning.
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Literacy Circle Sheets

Literacy Circles make a great addition to center rotations. I have seen tremendous gains in my students since implementing literacy circles in my classroom. It
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These literature circle sheets are a must when beginning circles in your own classroom.  These can be used to help guide students understand what the expectations are for each role. These sheets could also led to great discussion questions.

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Literacy Circles Gone Digital!!!

Literacy Circles Gone Digital!!! | Literature Circles | Scoop.it
Last week, a 4th grade teacher asked me what I can do with Google Apps and literacy circles.
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Literature circles gone digital! This  site gives great tips on how to go digital with literature circles. It uses a step by step processes making it easy for all learners to step into the digital age.

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Literature Circles Resource Center

Literature Circles Resource Center | Literature Circles | Scoop.it
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This is a dynamic site that has a little bit of everything. This gives an overview of LC, alternative ways to structure groups, links and resources, and a lot more. A great website to answer questions and give ideas.  

 

 

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Literature Learning Ladders

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This is another link that gives an overview of what literature circles are and why we should use them in the classroom. It also has several resources that you may want to look into after familiarize yourself with the topic. It's important that you look at several overviews before jumping into the planning of Literature Circles.

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Literature Circles Intro/Demo.wmv

Literature Circle Introduction and Demonstration
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Maybe you're a visual person and  rather watch  Literature Circles happening.

This video is well organized and very easy to fellow.  This video is more of a tool for you to get an understanding of Literature Circles and the purpose they serve.

Be carful not to use this video's soley to define Literature Circles. Use several of the resources provided. This is just one way to create groups. All classes are diffrent, so create them with your style to meet the needs of your students.

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Literacy Circles for Primary Grades

Literacy Circles for Primary Grades | Literature Circles | Scoop.it
This is the perfect resource for starting Literacy Circles in your classroom. You can use these in small guided reading groups, or as a whole class to get them
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Well it's not free but it's not an expensive way to get your literature circles started. Plus it can save time and hassle. These role posters are written in a kid friendly form to help students stay on task and be a contributing member of their group.

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Intro to Literature Circles

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Like Power Point Presentations, Prezi simplifies information by presenting it in a well organized format but with a 21st century twist.  The creator describes how he implements Literature Circles in his room. 

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Fourth Grade Literature Circle Discussions

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 ...
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The video is a little long (8:45) but you can begin to see how literature circles work.  I chose this video because it seemed authentic .The kids are being themselves.This hasn't been rehearsed as you can see some of the students aren't own their best behavior :). However, you can see that each group is unique and students are contributing to their learning.  

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Literature Circle Models

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An overview of different literature circles models and how to implement them.
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I chose this website because it gave a varity of ways to create your circles. Much like students, teachers have thier own style of teaching and implementing. When first starting  literature circles, you may need some guidance and having several ways to sturcture them  helps eliminate the one size fits all! The creator has linked helpful FREE printouts and resources

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4th Grade Lit Circles Video 313

How to create literature circles in a fourth grade ESOL classroom.
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Sometimes it's hard to meet the needs of all students, especially ESOL students. This YouTube video gives helpful hints to help meet the needs of all learners. 

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