The literature circle is one form of emergent literacy instruction that encourages students to become information literate, independent learners, and socially responsible citizens. Sometimes referred to as reading circles, literature discussion groups, or book clubs, the term "literature circle" describe the specific and thoughtful discussion of literature that combines conversation with individual reponsibility, small group participation, and theme-related activities.
Read Key Word: Literature Circles in THE BLUE BOOK by Callison and Preddy, 425-430.
Read Shifting to Literature Circles by Ernie Cox and Angela Lacey-Parrish in School Library Monthly (October 2010). IUPUI login required. Click the PDF Full Text link. Choose Page 43-45.
Read Learning and Teaching in WANDA Wiki Wonderland: Literature Circles in the Digital Commons by Judi Moreillon, Jennifer Hunt, and Sarah Ewing in Teacher Librarian, December 2009, Volume 37, issue 2, p. 23-28. The article explores opportunities for collaboration on the Internet using Web 2.0 technologies. Particular focus is given to the use of wikis to develop student literacy and allow for deeper understanding of literature.