Development of an implentation guide for literature circles from teacher led to student led in an upper elementary classroom.

Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Dr. Gail Goss


The focus of this project was to review the available literature on the topic of literature circles from the framework of a balanced literacy program and to create materials to be used by intermediate elementary teachers for implementing student led literature circles into their reading curriculum. The results of the research show that through specific teacher guidance, children are empowered with choices and are provided with opportunities to dialog with classmates in a context of creating connections. The project includes an instructional framework to establish literature circles, a progression of teacher led to student led applications, and intermediate literature book selections for use with literature circles.


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