Students love choice when it comes to what they can read. Giving them the opportunity to choose a book they are interested in motivates them to want to read. In conjunction with reading the same text with other classmates, students have an opportunity to engage amongst eachother and have conversations about what they are reading. I would like to invite my fellow colleagues to try reading cirlces in their classrooms and give the studnets an opportunity to be accountable for their reading with the use of literature circle roles. Not only can this be used with lterature but also with non fiction text. The discussions are rich and gives everyone an opportunity to participate.
Idea No. 458