I am throwing around the idea of doing lot circles with my students, but since most of them have reading disabilities I am hesitant to assign a novel. I am thinking about possibly using short stories and going through the same process, just with a shorter text.
What are some of the ways you have addressed your special education students in lit circles? This sounds like a fun thing to do, I just want to be sure I do it effectively and without frustrating my kiddos.
Thanks for your help!
I really should be sleeping right now instead of lesson planning!
I’ve done this in the past but we read the novel out loud in class then had a special day where we sat and did the literary circle (cookies and juice included) and discussed everyone’s opinions. It was fun.
Oh that’s a great idea!!
This doesn’t have anything to do with lot circles but I saw that you have many different reading levels in your class. Have you tried newsela? It is a site that ‘translates’ news articles to several different reading levels. The best part is that it’s free!
That is awesome!!