Each child has a variey of jobs in our literacy circles. I love the idea but I feel that it is not possible with my class to do the circles unless I am supervising (even though I only have 9 students for reading)...maybe that is because we only started them two weeks ago. I am struggling to fit in my guided reading group and do literacy centers. I love the idea but in practice the worksheets are not being completed correctly and I feel that I need to be present to ensure adequate effort goes into the sheets.
We do a Direction Director (ensures all of circle are partipating and all on task) re directs if going off task or not contributing; Scene Setter; Wild Word Finder; Art Director(draws what he sees going on in Literacy circle...I feel this one is pointless after the first circle get together.) Connection Director.. (finds connections to other stories or withint the story or in real life). I know there are a few more if i remember them I will get back to you
The first day they read the book, the second day they get together to discuss the first few chapters. More Chapters the third day and fourth.
On Friday they fill in a self evaluation check sheet.