Each role in a Lit Circle carries a lot of responsibility. This website provides printable posters to display around the classroom detailing the responsibilities of each Lit Circle role so students never have to wonder what they are supposed to be doing.
This resource, while somewhat lengthy, extracts the highlights from the larger text, Mini-Lessons for Lit Circles by Harvey Daniels and Nancy Steineke. The e-text not only details various Lit Circle activities but it provides the pedagogy behind each activity, as well as considers possibilities for what could go wrong with each mini-lesson.
This video follows one class as they move through each role in a Lit Circle. Teacher Daniel Knoll explains each role and provides student examples. Knoll also focuses on the participation aspect of Lit Circles, encouraging students to speak and share their ideas within a strict two-minute time limit.