Literature Circles Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups

ISBN-10: 1571103333
ISBN-13: 9781571103338
Edition: 2nd 2002
Authors: Harvey Daniels
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Book details

List price: $34.67
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date: 1/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

What do we know about literature circles now that we didn't understand eight or ten years ago? What new resources and procedures can help teachers organize their classroom book clubs better? What are the most common pitfalls in implementing student-led discussion groups? And getting beyond the basics, what do mature or "advanced" literature circles look like? In this thoroughly revised and expanded guide, you will find new strategies, structures, tools, and stories that show you how to launch and manage literature circles effectively. Advanced variations are explored and include alternatives to role sheets and flexible new guidelines for their use. The second edition includes:four different models for preparing students for literature circles using response logs, sticky notes, and newly designed role sheets;dozens of variations on the basic version of student-led bookclubs;new models and procedures for primary, intermediate, and high school grades;new materials for assessing and grading literature circles;an inventory of common management problems and solutions;new scheduling patterns for group meetings and reading time;ideas for using literature circles with nonfiction texts across the curriculum;research on literature circles, including correlation with increased achievement on standardized tests;an explanation of how literature circles match with the national standards for literacy education.With detailed examples provided by twenty practicing teachers, Harvey Daniels offers practical and concrete suggestions for each aspect of book club management and proven solutions for problems that arise.

Martin Gardner is the author of more than seventy books on a vast range of topics including "Did Adam & Eve Have Navels?", "Calculus Made Easy", & "The Annotated Alice". He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina.Harvey "Smokey" Daniels has been a city and suburban classroom teacher and a college professor, and now works as a national consultant and author on literacy education. In language arts, Smokey is known for his pioneering work on student book clubs, as recounted in Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups, and Minilessons for Literature Circles. His latest bestselling books on content-area literacy are Upstanders, Subjects Matter, Second Edition; Texts and Lessons for Teaching Literature; Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading; Comprehension & Collaboration; and Content-Area Writing. He is also coauthor of Best Practice, Fourth Edition and The Best Practice Video Companion as well as editor of Comprehension Going Forward. Smokey works with elementary and secondary teachers throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, offering demonstration lessons, workshops, and consulting, with a special focus on creating, sustaining, and renewing student-centered inquiries and discussions of all kinds. Smokey shows colleagues how to simultaneously build students' reading strategies, balance their reading diets, and strengthen the social skills they need to become genuine lifelong readers. Connect with Smokey @smokeylit.

Acknowledgments
Contributing Teachers
Welcome to Literature Circles
A Closer Look: Literature Circles Defined
Ancient History and Current Research
Looking into Literature Circles
Getting Started Preparing and Orienting Students
Forming, Scheduling, and Managing Groups
Books and Materials
Primary-Grade Applications
Intermediate-Grade Applications
Middle and High School Applications
Teachers and Parents as Readers
Assessment: Record Keeping, Evaluation, and Grading
Nonfiction Literature Circles: Moving Across the Curriculum
Troubleshooting and Problem Solving
Literature Circle Workshops for Teachers and Parents
Research on Best Practice Cluster Schools
Book Lists: Literature Circle Favorites
References
Index

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