Talking About Reading

Literature Circles Revisited

Learners must talk about what they read to deepen their understanding

As Part of Reciprocal Teaching - Students as Learners and Teachers - High - Yield Classroom Strategy as in findings by John Hattie in his Visible Learning Studies

A Powerful Vehicle For Advancement of Comprehension Strategies

Literature Circles Provide Structured and Safe Environment to Practice Effective Reading Strutegies such as:

  • Predicting
  • Word Skills
  • Visualizing
  • Questioning
  • Summarizing


What the Other Kids Are Doing While the Teacher Is Guiding Readers in Small Groups

In Action