This one-of-a-kind guide to running literature circles, based on Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars, shows teachers how to organize small discussion groups that work! Includes stimulating questions and writing prompts that motivate students to think and respond thoughtfully. As students dive into lively discussions, they learn to identify themes, analyze vocabulary, recognize the author’s craft, and respond meaningfully to the text—all of which meet state and national language arts standards. 32 pages.
Grades 4 - 8