This article discusses benefits of using literature circles with ELL students to strengthen literacy skills and student confidence. Highlighting one teacher's implementation of literature circles, the authors present a candid examination of areas of initial weakness and describe strategies used for improvements in subsequent "rounds." A discussion of specific student growth in oral communication, attitude toward reading and improved reading comprehension is included as well as lists of resources and strategies supporting effective literature circles.
Carrison, C., & Ernst-Slavit, G. (2005). From Silence to a Whisper to Active Participation: Using Literature Circles with ELL Students. Reading Horizons, 46 (2). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol46/iss2/4