Literature Circles: A Case Study of a Student with Reading Difficulties

Gregory E. Morris, St. John Fisher College


As a first year teacher of Language Arts for a 6th grade class, I have been concerned about providing opportunities for student-centered learning aligned with the school district' s curriculum and the State Standards. The use of literature circles is one approach to language arts instruction mentioned in the school district' s curriculum guide. This research will address how a student benefits from literature circle discussions.