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Literature Circles Resource Guide
Bonnie Campbell Hill, Katherine L. Schlick Noe & Nancy J. Johnson

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The Literature Circles Resource Guide provides the practical support you need to make literature circles succeed. The Resource Guide offers suggestions for your instructional planning, as well as forms you can photocopy for students. In addition, the accompanying CD-ROM contains all of the forms and teaching guidelines formatted for Mac and PC use, as well as a database of children's and young adult literature.

The Literature Circles Resource Guide is designed to supplement and extend two professional books on literature circles: Getting Started with Literature Circles, by Katherine L. Schlick Noe and Nancy J. Johnson (1999); and Literature Circles and Response, edited by Bonnie Campbell Hill, Nancy J. Johnson and Katherine L. Schlick Noe (1995).


Teaching Suggestions and Forms Classroom-tested, teacher-developed guidelines and forms for four components of literature circles: Organization, Discussion, Written Response, and Extension Projects. A fifth section, Families and Literature Circles, includes suggestions of how to involve families and other volunteers in the classroom, as well as ways to invite families to share books at home. These instructional resources are available in print format, as well as on the accompanying CD-ROM so that you can easily modify them for your own classroom.

Sample Book Lists Lists of sample books for literature circles organized by topic, theme, genre, or author at varying grade levels, primary through middle school. The book lists are also included on the CD-ROM.  Click here to see a preview of the Sample Book Lists.

Database of Children's and Young Adult Literature All of the books in the Book Lists are also included on the CD-ROM in a database, along with a brief annotation. You can search the database by title, author, illustrator, theme, genre, publisher, or year of publication. You can add to or delete titles from the database to create your own customized list of excellent books for literature circles.

Also in this series ...


Literature Circles in Middle School: One Teacher's Journey

Bonnie Campbell Hill, Katherine L. Schlick Noe, and Janine A. King




Getting Started with
Literature Circles

Katherine L. Schlick Noe, and Nancy J. Johnson



Literature Circles and Response

edited by
Bonnie Campbell Hill,
Nancy J. Johnson, and
Katherine L. Schlick Noe

Literature Circles Resource Center

© 2009 Katherine L. Schlick Noe
College of Education
Seattle University