Some of my most passionate work has been in the area of literature circles.

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When Literature and Literacy Intersect
Nancy J. Johnson, Western Washington University and Cyndi Giorgis, University of Nevada Las Vegas Children’s literature is an important presence in many literacy classrooms—but it can be so much more. In The Wonder of It All, you’ll enter classrooms where literature is a full-fledged partner in literacy instruction and see how creating a literature-rich school environment engages students and stimulates them to grow as readers, writers, speakers, and thinkers.
The Wonder of It All details how practicing elementary and middle-level teachers can invite children’s literature to become a partner in their teaching. Nancy Johnson and Cyndi Giorgis show you how to integrate children’s literature throughout the school day and to use it for a variety of purposes, including addressing curricular expectations. Their advice helps you incorporate literature into the daily rhythm of your classroom, making it a vital presence
2007 Paperbound 224pp ISBN 978-0-325-00973-5 (K-8)
Literature Circles Resource Guide LITERATURE CIRCLES RESOURCE GUIDE: Teaching Suggestions, Forms, Sample Book Lists and Database with CD-ROM
Bonnie Campbell Hill, Educational Consultant Katherine L. Schlick Noe, Seattle University Nancy J. Johnson, Western Washington UniversityHere’s all the practical support you need to make literature circles succeed in your classroom! With the valuable resources presented in this new guide, you can get your students to think about their books before discussions . . . save time by using ready-made planning forms for various aspects of your program . . . find just the right theme to use with specific groups of kids . . . and much, much more. Included are: valuable class-room- tested, teacher-developed guidelines and forms for Organization, Discussion, Written Response, and Extension Projects . . . an additional section packed with ideas for involving families in sharing books at home . . . extensive lists of both familiar and more recent books you can use with your students — over 2000 titles in all . . . and a CD-ROM including the forms and teaching suggestions in the book and a database of 2000+ annotated children’s and young adult’s literature titles.
2001 Paperbound with CD-ROM 175pp ISBN 1-929024-23-1 (K-6)
Getting Started with Literature Circles GETTING STARTED WITH LITERATURE CIRCLES
Katherine L. Schlick Noe and Nancy J. JohnsonThis super introduction to literature circles is a great companion to the widely-popular Literature Circles and Response, by Hill, Johnson, and Schlick Noe and Literature Circles Resource Guide, by Hill, Schlick Noe, and Johnson. Ideal for teachers just beginning to use literature circles in their classrooms, the book deals with the key components of goals, classroom climate, focus lessons, and extension projects.
1999 128pp Paperbound ISBN 0-926842-97-8 (K-6)
Literature Circles and Response LITERATURE CIRCLES AND RESPONSE
Bonnie Campbell Hill, Nancy J. Johnson, and Katherine L. Schlick Noe, EditorsThis much-needed resource helps you build a structure in which your students can explore books together. Packed with examples and ideas.
1995 Paperbound 260pp ISBN 0-926842-48-X (K-6)