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PEDC 9125 Encouraging a Love of Reading through Literature Circles 
3 Graduate Level or In-service Credits/ 45 Hours Instructor: S. Capatano December 1-30, May 1-30, August 1-30

University of the Pacific

Literature Circles are a great way to improve students’ critical thinking skills and get them excited about books at the same time. In a nutshell, Literature Circles is a students’ equivalent of an adult book club. However, Literature Circles provide greater structure, rigor and expectations in an enjoyable way. Literature circles is a collaborative and student-centered reading strategy that will encourage students to immerse themselves in thoughtful discussions about books. Through this course, you will learn about Literature Circles and its different roles, and how to best implement this strategy to your reading program. This class is appropriate for k-12 classroom teachers, Literacy teachers, ELA/ English teachers, Resource Room teachers, Inclusion Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists and ELL Teachers.

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