Activities and Lessons
for Language Arts

Individualized Reading and Literature Circles
~ Renee Goularte

Encourage reading choices and independent work habits by having students choose their own reading material from the classroom library. Books can be categorized by level using colored sticky dots for easier appropriate student-selection. Generic or targeted literature response task cards can be used by students to help them generate ideas for responding to literature in writing.

Have each student keep a reading portfolio to bring to individual reading/writing conferences. Include a reading log, literature responses, and other written work.

Read more about using Literature Response Task Cards.
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