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Literature Circles, 2nd Edition: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs & Reading Groups (eBook)

Author: Harvey Daniels

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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:

  • four
    different models for preparing student for literature circles, using response
    logs, Post-it notes and newly designed role sheets

  • new
    structures for primary, intermediate, middle years and secondary school levels

  • alternative
    scheduling patterns for group meetings and reading time

  • new
    mini-lessons for training, problem solving and book sharing

  • new
    tools and materials for assessing and grading literature circles

  • ideas
    for using literature circles with nonfiction texts across the curriculum

  • an
    inventory of common management problems and solutions

  • research on literature circles, including correlation
    with increased achievement on standardised tests

  • an
    explanation of how literature circles match with national standards for
    literacy education.

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.