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Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses

A Unique Approach to Literature Circles
by Faye Brownlie

Grade: for grades 3–8
5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)
SKU: 978-1-55379-054-9 Category:


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Product Description

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
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eBook $18.75, Softcover $25.00

1 review for Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses

  1. 5 out of 5


    I started with the Say Something strategy and I can’t believe how well the Literature Circles worked! Our whole school is coming around to the value of Literature Circlesññand beginning them in grade 5. By the time these students get to me in grade 8, they will be running their own groups and having thoughtful conversations. This is by far the most successful my Literature Circles have ever been.

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