Virtual Literature Circles and Book Clubs

Virtual Literature Circles and Book Clubs

Fiction plays a valuable role in developing the moral imagination of students and opens them to the possibility of discussing difficult topics through the safer lense of the make-believe rather through just left-brained information such as  facts and statistics.  Empathy and other right-brained traits can be encouraged by having students deeply and personally follow characters through a story, share their thoughts and feelings with other students following the same character through on-line discussion and posting platforms, and diagnosing, predicting, or advocating for appropriate responses and actions as they proceed.