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  • in the same boat Looks like I'm in the same boat as you, but for HS students. My Lit Circles have never quite worked in the past, and I'm determined to keep trying! I don't have any "pearls" for you, but I thought I'd share what oth...See More
    Jul 15, 2008
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  • Chele/5/SoCal Sorry, in advance... this got VERY long. But it's very detailed and that's good, right? :-D I've had to modify how I LIKE to do Lit. Circles based on my students' needs, but when I taught some more mature students (hopefully your...See More
    Jul 15, 2008
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  • cam I teach 5th, and my first attempt at lit circles, like yours, was not stellar. This past year, however I did things differently, and had each child accountable for a particular task, which floated from one discussion meeting to the next. I did not ...See More
    Jul 19, 2008
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  • JGS My experience with Literature CIrcles has been mostly with 4th and 5th graders. I have had some disappointments and some magical moments. I think you have to tolerate one to get the other. Many of my management techniques mirror what chele sai...See More
    Jul 21, 2008
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  • L. Swilley If students can produce for themselves the important factors in a work of literature, what need have we of teachers? Let the teacher begin with a very short work, a very short story or a poem - one that he himself finds fascinating, with points ...See More
    Jul 21, 2008
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