“Recognizing that reading and writing are social acts challenges us to reevaluate the social contexts of our classrooms.
Too often competition and individualism in schools precludes students’ interactions.
Literature circles, however, encourage cooperation and respect for diverse interpretations. Students learn classmates’ strengths and children become
valuable resources for each other.”
Sarah Owens. “Treasures in the Attic: Building the Foundation for Literature Circles.”