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Digital Literature Circles
Digital Literature Circles
Digital Literature Circles

Digital Literature Circles

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Literature circles are an engaging way to build and deepen understanding of books, and at the same time, students are actively practicing speaking and listening standards. Whether you have students meeting once a week to do a group video chat, or meeting in person in the regular classroom, these digital literature circle activities are ideal for building comprehension. Each literature circle has six students completing individual jobs before meeting to discuss the text, including Awesome Artist, Creative Connector, Character Captain, Discussion Director, Super Summarizer, Word Wizard. With a little guided and explicit instruction, literature circles become book clubs with students working together and the routines quickly turn independent.

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Digital Literature Circles are an engaging way to build and deepen their understanding of books, and at the same time, students are actively practicing speaking and listening standards. Whether you have students meeting once a week to do a group video chat, or meeting in person in the regular classroom, these digital literature circle activities are ideal for building comprehension. Each literature circle has six students completing individual jobs before meeting to discuss the text, including Awesome Artist, Creative Connector, Character Captain, Discussion Director, Super Summarizer, Word Wizard. With a little guided and explicit instruction, literature circles become book clubs with students working together and the routines quickly turn independent.

This Digital Literature Circles Google Slides resource contains the following:

  1. Expectations slide with editable expectations
  2. Job Descriptions slide with editable descriptions (plus, an option to delete/add more jobs if you use others)
  3. Student Groups slide with editable table size so you can create multiple groups (color-coded for easier managing who is in each group)
  4. Job Assignments slide (color-coded to easily move students from one job to the next, or use student photos for an at-a-glance “who does what” approach)
  5. Reading Assignments slide templates (color-coded to match each group, directions to add your own book cover images, directions, due dates, text, video chat times, etc.). IMPORTANT: these book assignment slides are not filled out with texts, directions and questions, they are templates for you to add your own based on your grade level and student reading abilities. I have included several examples to give you an idea of how they can be used.
  6. 6 Job slides (one for each job, pre-made slides for students to complete, as well as editable versions for you to change and make more suitable for your needs)
  7. Self Reflection slide (plus, editable version to change the questions)
  8. Group Reflection slide (plus, editable version to change the questions)

What other teachers are saying about this Digital Literature Circles:

  • Extremely satisfied–I recently started literature circles with my highest reading groups. This was a life saver! The kids were able to use it easily and it saved all of their work! They didn’t have to keep up with worksheets and were able to help each other.
  • Extremely satisfied–I am so thrilled with this resource. It allows the students to be engaged with one another in a group project while reading. I am able to tailor the slides to the different groups. I am able to differentiate my groups and their assignments through this digital lit circle. I absolutely love that some of the slides are non-movable and some are used for students to be able to move the pieces. This allows the students to practice using the examples first before transitioning the students into more independent thinking work for their novel.
  • Extremely satisfied–This resource has been a LIFE SAVER for literature circles! It’s very user friendly and kid friendly. My second graders know how to navigate this resource with ease.

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