Definitions for "Literature circles"
Flexible grouping of students who engage in different studies of a piece of literature. Groups can be heterogeneous or homogeneous.
small, temporary discussion groups who have chosen to read the same story, poem, article or book. See Best Practice Literature Circles
Student-led book discussion groups. Students choose their own reading material and meet in small, temporary groups with other students who are reading the same book. The teacher acts a facilitator. Literature Circles by Harvey Daniels (Stenhouse Publishers) is considered by many to be the definitive guide on the subject.