Literature Circle

Use a literature circle to discuss major elements of a story that is developmentally appropriate to the audience. Include its characters and events. Are the characters realistic or are they symbolic? What motivates the characters to make the choices they do? How does the social, political, or economic context influence the work? Is there a recurring image, phrase, or event that requires analysis? Assign various roles to the youth in a Literature Circle such as: Questioner or Facilitator.