Lesson Plan

Literature Circle Activity

This Literature Circle Activity lesson plan also includes:

Interested in trying literature circles but concerned about accountability? Check out this resource. The class is divided into discussion groups, members are assigned specific roles, and provided with a worksheet that describes their responsibilities and provides space for notes. Although designed for To Kill a Mockingbird, the format could be used for the discussion of any text.

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Instructional Ideas
  • The approach may be used with any kind of text
Classroom Considerations
  • The activity presumes class members have worked in cooperative, collaborative groups and are familiar with the protocols
  • The eight-page packet includes a rationale for the activity, the lesson plan, templates for worksheets, and assessment suggestions
  • No model questions are included