Literature Circle Strategies

Literature Circle Strategies 

for High School Classrooms

Harvey Daniels inspired a multitude of teachers in the early 90s with his literature circle strategies.  Click hereto see all of Daniels' available books.

Over the last 11 years, I have experimented with literature circles in my middle school and high school English classes and adapted strategies as I learned more about my students, about teaching, and about literature circles.  From 1999-2001, I presented several regional and national workshops on literature circles.  Here is a link to the L-O-N-G handout from that workshop.  It is filled with writing ideas to use as extensions for literature circles.

Since 2002, I have been very successfully using Jim Burke's adaptations of the literature circle role sheets found in his book THE ENGLISH TEACHER'S COMPANION .  Burke also has an excellent and comprehensive web site with the actual lit circle role sheets available online.  Click here to visit it.

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