developed the Literature Circles Resource Center as an educational
service to teachers in elementary grades through middle school.
The purpose of this site is to provide in-depth information and
resources on literature circles. The site evolved from a classroom
action research project in which I spent one day a week in each
of six classrooms in the Seattle area -- grades 1 through 6 -- learning
with and from teachers and students as they tried out literature
circles for the first time. The research project led
to the book, Getting Started with Literature
Circles (1999), co-authored with Nancy J. Johnson
of Western Washington University in Bellingham. The site also presents
information specific to middle school from the book, Literature
Circles in Middle School: One Teacher's Journey (2003),
co-authored with Bonnie Campbell Hill and Janine A. King. Both books
are published by Christopher-Gordon
The site is
designed to be interactive. Book lists, guidelines, and resources
for literature circles will change periodically. Through this
site, you can download forms and guidelines to adapt for your own
teaching. And finally -- I would love to post resources and
information from your classroom on this site, so that teachers
all over the world can share useful resources for literature circles.
Material on the LCRC is copyrighted. Material may
be downloaded and used for educational, non-commercial purposes
if credit is given to the Literature Circles Resource Center.
to the Literature Circles Resource Center
You may link to the Literature Circles Resource Center as
long as you clearly identify the LCRC as the destination.
you have questions, comments, or suggestions for this educational
resource, we would love to
hear from you:
L. Schlick Noe, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Literacy
College of Education
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090