During my most recent Master's class, I had the opportunity to be a part of a literature circle. With this assignment, we were placed into groups and picked literature roles. We then read the book with these roles in mind, so that we could come back together and discuss different aspects of the literature. Although I had a difficult time getting into the text, I had a goal in mind, so I quickly became actively engaged in my reading. I found that through my roles I used many strategies a good reader uses while reading: using prior knowledge; asking question before, during and after reading; moniter for meaning; determine important information; Inferring; visuallzing; and synthesizing. After finishing the book, I had to create a final project. I chose to do a quilt square. I realized as I completed this assignment that more students can be engaged in the reading process through roles and by having a project that appeals to all students by including creative options such as: quilt squares; black/white imagery; character sketches; paper writing-persuasive, research, narrative, descriptive, point of view; dialogue/conversation, poem/rap. So open your minds to what your students have to say in the way that they can say it.