Sunday, March 6, 2016

Spice Up Your Literature Circles!

Hi friends! Do you use literature circles in your classroom? I always seem to forget about how wonderful they are until around this time of year and then I'm kicking myself that I waste the first part of the year not using them! I find literature circles especially beneficial during a novel study, but they can be used with pretty much everything (weekly stories, passages, etc.)

I decided it was time to spice up my literature circles to make them exciting again. Here's what I did!

In order to make the jobs or roles of each student a little more fun, I decided to create little badges for them to wear. You can get the plastic buttons at Michaels or here

Then I redesigned the Job Description sheets. I love the look of just text!

Now, you could just pass these sheets out to your students, but I'm loving the idea of using file folders!

I ALWAYS stock up on the Target Dollar Spot file folders and let's face it, I'm always looking for an excuse to incorporate them into a project. I LOVE how well these work out! Simply tape the description sheet to the left and make copies of the role sheet and place to the right. 

I also decided to create tubs for each group to hold any supplies the kids might need. Of course, I had to make a label!

You can find all of these resources in my Literature Circles unit here


  1. This is just what I need right now to complete my literature circles! I can't get your link to work and I can't find this in your teacherspayteachers! Are you just teasing me?

    1. haha! The links work on my end...I'm not sure what's up! If they still don't work for you, try this link :)

  2. What books do you like to use for lit. circles?