Making the case for classroom literature circles

11/30/2010 |

Every K-12 teacher should adopt a version of literature circles in their classrooms, says Elena Aguilar, a school improvement coach in California. She writes that the circles, which resemble book clubs, allow students to collaborate on book choice, engage in cooperative learning and socialize while discussing the books. For teachers interested in implementing literature circles, Aguilar recommends a website she created on the topic.

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