Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses

The author's unique approach to Literature Circles provides the key to helping students become enthusiastic, confident readers.


LEVEL: Grades 3–8

ISBN: 978-1-55379-054-9

Portage and Main Press

PRICE: eBook $18.75 | Softcover $25.00

Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses provides the key to helping your students become enthusiastic, confident readers. In the author’s unique approach to Literature Circles, no roles are used and no limits are set on the amount students read. Students choose their books from an appropriate pre-arranged set, engage in meaningful conversations about their books with their peers, keep response journals, and work biweekly on a whole-class comprehension strategy.

In this resource, you will find:

  • steps for establishing Literature Circles in your classroom
  • strategies and ideas for building purposeful discussion groups
  • practical techniques that help students select books
  • comprehensive book lists
  • tips and criteria to help students write insightful personal responses
  • suggestions for assessing and evaluating student work in Literature Circles