The hallways at Heritage Middle School were hopping Friday afternoon with literary delight as the students in Tate Albright’s sixth grade English classes hosted a Literature Circle Book Showcase.
Albright’s room was set up with Book Booths, booths that the students designed with their literature circle partners. The booths included a book preview of a specific book, and the students shared prepared presentations as well as fun activities with their classmates.
The Literature Circle Book Showcase and Book Booths project was a fun spin on the classic book report.
Each presentation showed the group’s comprehension of the novel while not giving any spoilers for students who still wish to read it. Albright and his students invited other Heritage students to the showcase because they will be reading the same novels this six weeks. Albright wanted to get those students excited for the novels as well.
Students worked together during the six weeks reading the novel they had chosen with their literature circles. During the six weeks, students completed job sheets and met with their circle once a week. During the meetings, the students had the opportunity to critically think and shared in-depth conversations about their novel. The students then had three days of class time to complete their projects.