Circles Build Excitement for Books"by Mary Daniels Brown
Teens Read Too http://www.teensreadtoo.com/
Richly detailed site by Jennifer Wardrip that engages teen readers with great books! Check out Book Review Central, Author Interviews, and theTRT Interactive Reading Circle.
Literature Resources http://classes.seattleu.edu/education/litc521/schlicknoe/resources.html
Links to a large number of sites for book lists, book reviews,
and instruction with children's literature. Developed by Katherine
L. Schlick Noe, Ph.D. of Seattle University.
Candler's Teaching Resources : http://www.lauracandler.com/strategies/litcircles.php
4th/5th grade teacher Laura Candler has developed this extensive
and useful site describing how she uses literature circles in
her intermediate classroom. She includes many forms and
guidelines that you can download, as well as book suggestions
for intermediate students.
Based on Harvey Daniels' Literature Circles: Voice and Choice
in Book Clubs and Reading Groups (2001). York, ME: Stenhouse.
Circles Extension Projects http://kids-learn.org/litcircles/
Susan Silverman's collaborative Internet project showcases Literature
Circle Extension Projects created by students of all ages.
It's an opportunity for students to create for an authentic audience and
for educators to view best practices. Susan, a retired teacher
from Comsewogue School District, works as an independent educational
consultant and adjunct professor at the New York Institute of
Learning Ladders: http://eduscapes.com/ladders/
In-depth site developed by Dr. Annette Lamb and Dr. Larry Johnson
of Eduscape, a professional development organization for teachers.
The site contains links for themes and literature circles http://www.eduscapes.com/ladders/themes/
Developed in partnership between the International Reading Association
and the National Council of Teachers of English, this is an exceptionally
rich resource for lesson plans and materials on a broad range
of literacy topics. To find resources specific to literature circles,
type "literature circle" (or "literature circles")
and then specify "Exact phrase" in the Search engine.
• Example lesson: "Literature
Circles: Getting Started" http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=19
Literature Units http://fac-staff.seattleu.edu/kschlnoe/TLU/TLU.html
Developed by Katherine L. Schlick Noe, Ph.D. of Seattle University.
Book units organized by theme and grade level.
of themed units (Gr. K-8): http://fac-staff.seattleu.edu/kschlnoe/MITexample.html
Developing students' understanding of theme (Gr. K-12):
Circles: Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, Juneau,
Another highly detailed site developed by language arts and social
studies teacher, Janet Lopez.
Started with Literature Circles by Katherine L. Schlick
Noe and Nancy J. Johnson (1999, Christopher-Gordon)
Circles and Response edited by Bonnie Campbell Hill,
Nancy J. Johnosn, and Katherine L. Schlick Noe (1995, Christopher-Gordon)
Circles in Middle School: One Teacher's Journey by
Bonnie Campbell Hill, Katherine L. Schlick Noe, and Janine A.
King (2003, Christopher-Gordon)
Circles Resource Guide by Bonnie Campbell Hill, Katherine
L. Schlick Noe and Nancy J. Johnson (2001, Christopher-Gordon).
Study Circles in a Multicultural Classroom by Katharine
Davies Samway and Gail Whang (1995, Stenhouse).
Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups,
2nd ed., by Harvey Daniels (2002, Stenhouse).
for Literature Circles by Harvey Daniels and
Nancy Steineke (2004, Heinemann).