Student-led book clubs have become a key ingredient in
well-balanced reading programs, and teachers credit Harvey Daniels for showing
the way with his 1994 best-seller, Literature
Circles: Voice and Choice in the Student-Centered Classroom. Now Daniels
returns with a thoroughly revised and expanded guide to forming, managing and
assessing these peer-led book discussion groups. Drawing on ten years of
classroom experiments and innovative models from teachers, the second edition
offers abundant new strategies, structures, tools and stories that show how to
launch and guide literature circles effectively. Everything from getting started
to advanced variations are explored, including alternatives to Daniels’s
popular role sheets and flexible new guidelines for their use.
The second edition features:
Along with the voices of 20 practising teachers, Daniels offers a
wealth of practical and concrete suggestions for every aspect of book club
management, proven solutions for predictable problems and plenty of adaptable
classroom materials for both teacher and student use.