Teaching Strategies  
 

 

 

LITERATURE CIRCLES
 

For this strategy the teacher selects several pieces of text (usually novels) of varying lengths and reading levels but on a similar theme or topic. Five or six books usually work well. The students have some choice in which book they read. The students are then grouped according to which book they have chosen. As they read their chosen book, they meet with their group to discuss sections. Many teachers choose to have the groups somehow share the books with the rest of the class at the end.

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The teacher featured in this video is Chanci Fulwiler Loran from East Midvale Elementary School.

Contact her for more information at:

chanci.fulwiler@jordan.k12.ut.us