LCRGThis first-of-its kind book and CD-ROM make setting up literature circles and using them effectively in your classroom a snap!
Teaching Suggestions, Forms, Sample Book Lists and Database with CD-ROM

Bonnie Campbell Hill, Educational Consultant
Katherine L. Schlick Noe, Seattle University
Nancy J. Johnson, Western Washington University

Here’s all the practical support you need to make literature circles succeed in your classroom! With the valuable resources presented in this new guide, you can get your students to think about their books before discussions . . . save time by using ready-made planning forms for various aspects of your program . . . find just the right theme to use with specific groups of kids . . . and much, much more. Included are: valuable class-room- tested, teacher-developed guidelines and forms for Organization, Discussion, Written Response, and Extension Projects . . . an additional section packed with ideas for involving families in sharing books at home . . . extensive lists of both familiar and more recent books you can use with your students — over 2000 titles in all . . . and a CD-ROM including the forms and teaching suggestions in the book and a database of 2000+ annotated children’s and young adult’s literature titles.

2001 Paperbound with CD-ROM 175pp ISBN 1-929024-23-1 (K-6)

Table of Contents
    Table of Contents
    Book Overview
    Section 1: Teaching Suggestions and Forms
    Part 1: Literature Circles Organization
    Literature Circles: Change Over time
    Yearly Literature Plan: Second Grade
    Overview of a One-Year Plan: Sixth Grade
    Literature Circles with Poetry
    Literature Circles with Nonfiction: The Nile Diner
    Literature Circles Ballot
    Literature Circle Bookmark
    Focus Lesson Checklist: Literature Circles Procedures
    Focus Lesson Checklist: Reading Strategies
    Focus Lesson Checklist: Writing and Response Strategies
    Focus Lesson Checklist: Literature Qualities
    Focus Lessons
    Literature Circles Checklist
    Literature Circles Reflection
    Literature Circles Self-Evaluation
    Book Club Rubric
    Part 2: Oral Response: Discussions
    What Makes a Good Discussion
    Tools for Discussion
    Preparing for Discussions
    Literature Circles Guidelines
    Questions for Discussion
    Literature Circles Discussion Starters
    Discussion Etiquette
    Literature Circles Discussion Log
    Literature Response Log
    Literature Circles Evaluation
    Discussion Evaluation
    Literature Discussion Self-Evaluation
    Discussion Summary/Group Feedback
    Literature Circles Debriefing
    Discussion: Self-Reflection
    Discussion Rubric
    Focus Questions for Anecdotal Notes: Literature Discussion
    Anecdotal Records for:
    Literature Discussion Notes
    Part 3: Written Response: Journals
    Journal Prompts
    Journal Response Forms
    Golden Lines
    Response Journal Rubric
    Rubric for Literature Circle Journals
    Journal Response Rubric
    Journal Comments
    Assessing Response to Literature: Primary
    Assessing Response to Literature: Intermediate
    Part 4: Extension Projects
    Getting Started Literature Extension Projects
    More Complex Literature Extension Projects
    Extension Project Focus Questions
    Book Projects and Genres
    Nonfiction Book Project Letter
    Scoring Rubric for Nonfiction Book Report
    Extension Planning Sheet
    Extension Celebration Plan
    Literature Circles Extension Plan
    Extension Project Plan: Story Quilt
    Response Project
    Project Evaluation
    Response Project Self-Evaluation
    Response Project Evaluation
    Story Quilt Evaluation
    Setting Pamphlet Evaluation
    Response Project Rubric
    Presentation Evaluation
    Two Stars and a Wish
    Presentation Rubric
    Presentation Rubric
    Part 5: Families and Literature Circles
    Literature Circles Family Letter: Sample #1
    Literature Circles Family Letter: Sample #2
    Literature Circles Family Letter: Sample #3
    Literature Circles Family Letter: Sample #4
    Parent-Child Literature Circles Guidelines
    Evening Book Clubs
    Part 6: References
    Section 2: Sample Book Lists
    Book List Format
    Using the Book Lists
    Time Periods (Historical Fiction and Nonfiction)
    Part 1: Primary Book Lists
    Time Periods
    Part 2: Intermediate Book Lists
    Time Periods
    Part 3: Upper Intermediate/Middle School Book Lists
    Time Periods
    Part 4: Sample Author Studies
    Upper Intermediate/Middle School
    Meet the Author Collection from Richard C. Owen Publishers
    Books about Authors/Illustrators
    Section 3: Bibliography of Professional Resources for Literature Circles
    Part 1. Professional Resources on Literature Circles and Response
    Part 2: Professional Book Publishers
    Part 3: Web Site Resources for Literature Circles
    About the Authors