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What do we know about literature circles now that we didn't understand eight or ten years ago? What new resources and procedures can help teachers organize their classroom book clubs better? What are the most common pitfalls in implementing student-led discussion groups? And getting beyond the basics, what do mature or "advanced" literature circles look like.

In this thoroughly revised and expanded guide, you will find new strategies, structures, tools, and stories that show you how to launch and manage literature circles effectively. Advanced variations are explored and include alternatives to role sheets and flexible new guidelines for their use

The second edition includes

  • four different models for preparing students for literature circles using response logs, sticky notes, and newly designed role sheets
  • dozens of variations on the basic version of student-led bookclubs
  • new models and procedures for primary, intermediate, and high school grades
  • new materials for assessing and grading literature circles
  • an inventory of common management problems and solutions
  • new scheduling patterns for group meetings and reading time
  • ideas for using literature circles with nonfiction texts across the curriculum
  • research on literature circles, including correlation with increased achievement on standardized tests
  • explanation of how literature circles match with the national standards for literacy education

With detailed examples provided by twenty practicing teachers, Harvey Daniels offers practical and concrete suggestions for each aspect of book club management and proven solutions for problems that arise.

Literature Circles: (By: Harvey Daniels)

SKU: 9781571103338
$107.00 Regular Price
$69.55Sale Price
    • ISBN: 9781571103338
    • For Ages: General
    • Format: Paperback
    • Number Of Pages: 272 
    • Published: 1st November 2001
    • Country of Publication: US
    • Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15 x 1.91
    • Edition: 2
  • Acknowledgments  
    Contributing Teachers  
    Welcome to Literature Circles p. 1
    A Closer Look: Literature Circles Defined p. 17
    Ancient History and Current Research p. 30
    Looking into Literature Circles p. 40
    Getting Started Preparing and Orienting Students p. 54
    Forming, Scheduling, and Managing Groups p. 76
    Books and Materials p. 92
    Primary-Grade Applications p. 133
    Intermediate-Grade Applications p. 146
    Middle and High School Applications p. 159
    Teachers and Parents as Readers p. 175
    Assessment: Record Keeping, Evaluation, and Grading p. 185
    Nonfiction Literature Circles: Moving Across the Curriculum p. 200
    Troubleshooting and Problem Solving p. 220
    Literature Circle Workshops for Teachers and Parents p. 239
    Research on Best Practice Cluster Schools p. 244
    Book Lists: Literature Circle Favorites p. 246
    References p. 250
    Index p. 255
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