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Literature Circles Reading Strategy Lesson Plans Build Reading Comprehension for Elementary and Middle School
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literature circles mini lesson plans for book club groups.

Lit circles lessons combine book discussions, story elements, plot sequence, journal writing, reading games, and drama to help students explore novels and literature. You can download free printable literature circles lesson plans, reading worksheets for literature circles, reading response journals, and Book Buddies reading lesson activities.

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Literature circles book clubs

Reading Activities Worksheets

Students read and discuss Story Elements; read the Dinner Time Story, and review the elements of fiction.

Teaching literature is discussed in our article, "Why Literature Circles?"

The purpose is to learn to enjoy good books, have interesting conversations, and increase reading achievement.

story elements lesson

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Reading Activity Student Worksheet

The components: book discussion, story elements, journal writing, word play games, and drama.

Students make
Reading Response Journals

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Students write a personal response to their reading for Lit. Circles
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Big Buddies help Little Buddies to discuss books they read together and
to write a few sentences in a journal.

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Literature Circles Guided Lesson Plans Reading Strategy for Elementary School and Middle School