Literature Circles

If you want to see kids get excited about reading, let them choose their own books and talk about them in groups. That’s the basic idea behind Literature Circles, orBook Clubs. Literature Circles are even Common Core aligned! You can download the relevant standards from the link below.

If you’re new to Literature Circles, or even if you are a pro, visit my Classroom Book Clubs page or watch the short video below. Then check out the links to other Literature Circle resources on Teaching Resources.

Literature Circles and the CCSSLinks to Lit Circle Pages and Information

Classroom Book Clubs Overview

Watch this short video to how Classroom Book Clubs work!

I’ve spent 15 years experimenting with Literature Circles in my classroom, and I finally found an approach that students enjoy, an approach that’s free of cumbersome management systems. I’d love to tell you how it works! Click the video below and I’ll share the 7 steps to Classroom Book Clubs success! To find out what others think, read what teachers are saying about this resource.


Classroom Book Clubs Digital
Classroom Book Clubs Program

To make it super-easy for you to implement book clubs, I’ve created a series of 5 video tutorials to explain everything in a step-by-step manner. The Classroom Book Clubs program also includes all of the printables shown in the videos as well as a study and planning guide for you. This product includes 1 membership in a private Facebook group.
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Other Literature Circles Resources

Here are some of my favorite professional books on how to implement Literature Circles. Visit my Favorite Resources for Literature Circles page to learn about each title. Or just click the images below to find them online at!


Getting Started with Literature Circles
Moving Forward with Literature Circles
Mini Lessons for Literature Circles
Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs

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