Literature Circles Presentation #VegasPBS-RDLA192

This is an outline for a 90-minute presentation on using literature circles in the classroom. It includes a lesson plan for using this strategy in the classroom with poetry. The roles for the literature circles that are used are from Springboard Language Arts curriculum #VegasPBS-RDLA192

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  • NVACS English Language Arts

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  • Lesson Plan


  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade


  • English Language Arts 4
  • English Language Arts 5
  • English 6 / English Accelerated 6
  • Reading 6 / Reading Accelerated 6

Standard(s)/Course Objective(s)

  • RL.4.10 - By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grade 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
  • SL.4.1 - Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • SL.4.1a - Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
  • SL.4.1b - Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.
  • SL.4.1c - Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.
  • SL.4.1d - Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

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