How not to break lit circles from Jon Corippo CSLA 2018
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Don't split up the jobs, Do: make all kids do all the jobs collaboratively
Don't five unfocused, artsy jobs, do give work that is academic and skill based
Don't keep the same form all year, do Refresh the form every 4-6 weeks
Don't make kids read the entire book before beginning any work Do have kids discuss where they are so far

Lit Circle Pitfalls
Is it academic?
Is it creative?
Is it interesting?
Does it make kids better readers?
Do they enjoy the process?

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