Engage your students with Literature Circles! This book will show you how to prepare your students to lead their own active, focused discussion in small groups. Give your students the tools to engage with books and with each other. You can even incorporate film versions of classic texts into discussion.
1 The What, Why, and How of Literature Circles
2 Literature Circles-Then (1993) and Now (2007): A Critique
3 Techniques of Active and Close Reading
4 Who Are Your Real Friends?
5 When Do You Need Family Most?
6 How Important Is a Brother, a Sister, or a Girlfriend in Your Life?
7 How Do True Leaders Inspire Followers and False Leaders Deceive Theirs?
8 Is Technology as Much a Blessing as a Curse?
Source Texts and Related Readings