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June 29, 2015

Monday Made It: Literature Circle Group Pails

Linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for another Monday Made It.

This next year I want to use Literature Groups in my classroom.  We are switching up our ELA to incorporate more novels.  To keep everything organized I decided to grab these small pails from Target's Dollar Spot and add some alphabet stickers to the front of them.  The plan is to keep them filled with everything they need for group discussions, and since I'm keeping the groups small (only 4 per group), I needed 8.

 I know how much I have loved using Bloom's prompt cards as a teacher to get the discussion rolling, so I wanted to print out the cards extra small (8 per page) that my students could keep in their pails.  

Ink has become a huge factor, so I decided to print in BW, and add those same alphabet/number stickers to the cards.  The letters stand for the type of Bloom prompt it is.
K= Knowledge/Remembering
C = Comprehension/Understanding
Red A= Application
Yellow A = Analysis
S = Synthesis
E = Evaluation

Here are the cards that I'm using:
Blooms Taxonomy Reading Responses

What'cha Reading? Literature Circle Activity

Final Bucket x 8:

Do you use literature pails?  Hope this helps someone!  


  1. I love this idea. What all goes in the pails? Do you have a blog post how you run literature circles?

  2. Love the pails! Such a great idea and so organized!

    Mind Sparks

  3. I just bought those same pails & stickers from Target. I love this idea. Thank you so much for sharing, as I didn't know what exactly I was going to do with them, but I knew I needed them & actually I might need more...hmmm. Your newest follower.
    Polka Dot Palace

  4. This is such a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Are We There Yet?

  5. The pails are a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    A Very Curious Class

  6. Cute idea! I love organization of your colored coded sticker system!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching


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