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Did you know that kids can lose up to 2 reading levels over the summer? What do you do??? You make reading fun, that's what you do! Book clubs are a fun way to get those kiddos reading. This packet is all you need to get successful book clubs running in your classroom or in the neighborhood! Included in this pack is:

*Lesson plan on how to get the book clubs set
up and running.
*Planning sheet that the kids use to help
guide them through an INDEPENDENT book club
meeting.
*A page to record thick questions that will be
asked at the next book club meeting.
*Thick question cards.
*Make it yourself Book Club Rule Booklet with
directions on how to make the booklets with
your kids...or have a parent help you make
them! These can also be cut apart and made
into flip booklets.
*Links to the Thick and Thin Questions poster
from Beth Newingham's wonderful website.
*Poster and/or cards with questions to ask
yourself before, during, and after reading.
*Self-Evaluation page for kids to reflect on
their book club experience.
*Teacher Grading Rubric
I hope you are able to have some rockin' book clubs...I did!

See my students running their book clubs!

Hilary
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On  January 12, 2014,  Buyer said:
LOVE IT! Just like everything else you produce Hilary, this is perfect! I love how everything is broken down so easily that the kids can do it without me. THANKS!!!
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On  January 7, 2014Crystal Capalbo (TpT Seller) said:
Incredible resource. Although it is for younger students, I was able to gain a lot of insight into how to start up book clubs within my own grade 6 class from this package! Thanks a bunch!
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On  November 14, 2013Dorothy Rose (TpT Seller) said:
This worked great with my second grade readers!
On  November 14, 2013Hilary Lewis answered:
That's awesome! Thanks for the feedback.
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On  November 8, 2013,  Ronalee B. said:
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On  July 25, 2013Cortez Corner (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi Hilary,

I've commented on your blog, but no response just yet. I'm sorry to ask this as I really think you're doing a great job promoting literacy in your classroom. But these forms are some of the same forms I use in my classroom. The forms were created by Beth Newingham, who is now a scholastic teacher blogger, and she allows teachers to download these forms for free. I see that you have changed fonts and added some rubrics to her system, but do you think it is right to sell someone else's ideas? I could be mistaken so please clarify when you can.
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On  July 25, 2013Hilary Lewis answered:
Hi there,
I do know of Beth Newingham and her awesomeness. I have also given her credit in my actual product. However, my product differs from hers in a number of ways, including the following:

*a lesson plan for teachers to help them set up book clubs for their class.
*a small rule booklet for each individual child so they can be reminded of the rules for a successful book club
*directions on how to assemble the booklets
*a planning page to walk the kids through each day of the book club (this is where I used Beth's ideas for organization...however, these are not partner reads, and they are for younger children. The kids are not asked to record thinking, plan out thinking, etc.)
*a page to write thick questions for the next day's book club
*a page with sentence stems (Beth has these, but so do thousands of other people, since these are questions that help kids ask higher level questions)
*2 posters with specific questions the kids may ask before, during, and after reading the book
*a self evaluation form so kids can reflect on their group participation
*a teacher rubric to provide feedback to the students

I hope this explains and answers any questions you may have. If you have further questions for me, please contact me at hilary35t@gmail.com so I can respond to you promptly and personally, rather than on a public forum.

Best regards,
Hilary Lewis
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On  April 29, 2013,  Amanda Q. asked:
Hi, I bought your product however, am not able to see the text. It shows up as black lines. I can show you a screen shot if needed. I'm not sure if it could be because I have a Mac, or don't have a required font? Is it possible to get this sent again? Or in a different format? Or get a refund?

Thanks,
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On  March 7, 2013Tara McDonough (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi Hilary, I just purchased "Book Clubs Made Easy" and I was wondering...how do you go about getting enough books for them to choose from? Do you have multiple copies of many different chapter books? Can you give some suggestions for which books you have started with in the past? Thanks-Tara
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On  March 7, 2013Hilary Lewis answered:
Hi Tara,
I am very fortunate with the number of books we have at our school. We have sets of books for all of the different guided reading levels. Before we got those though I bought the six packs that you can get on Scholastic. I even bought some on eBay! LOL! I usually just pick out books that are going to be around the kids' reading level. When I do book clubs with some of my lower second-graders...meaning level J, K (I don't usually do the book clubs with my very low readers) I get them something like horrible Harry To read. All of my kids have enjoyed the book the Littles. They get so totally into it! It really doesn't matter what books you use. I always pull several out and have the kids write down their first second and third choices. That way they can get a book that is at least on their list. I would ask your PTO to see if they would maybe purchase some books for you.
I hope this helped you out some. Thanks so much for buying that unit!
Hilary Lewis
www.rockinteachermaterials.com
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On  January 22, 2013,  Megan P. asked:
I just purchased one of your products (reading circles product/booklet). The words are not showing up on the download. It's just a bunch of blurred lines. The top of the document says locked. Any suggestions how to fix this, or can I get a refund?
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On  January 22, 2013Hilary Lewis answered:
Are you using a Mac? You need to make sure that you are not opening the document in 'Preview'...You have to actually open it with the Adobe program. If that doesn't work, you can contact TPT and they can probably help you out.
That should work for you. Let me know.
Sorry about that!

Hilary
www.rockinteachermaterials.com
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On  January 5, 2013,  Jennifer P. asked:
Thank you for your wonderful products! Can you tell me what programs you use to create and where you get your graphics?
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On  January 6, 2013Hilary Lewis answered:
I use Microsoft publisher. There are many other programs that you can use but that's my favorite. The clipart i have gotten from TeachersPayTeachers , Scrappin doodles, thistle girl designs, ... I have clickable links in my products so that you can check them out. Thank you!
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www.rockinteachermaterials.com
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On  January 3, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hi,

I purchased Book Clubs Made Easy, and when I downloaded it the words were all blacked out. Can I get a different version or get my money back?

Thank you.
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On  January 3, 2013Hilary Lewis answered:
Are you using a Mac? You need to make sure that you are not opening the document in 'Preview'...You have to actually open it with the Adobe program. If that doesn't work, you can contact TPT and they can probably help you out.
That should work for you. Let me know.
Sorry about that!

Hilary
www.rockinteachermaterials.com
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On  November 17, 2012,  Marnie H. asked:
This sounds like a great idea. I've wanted to do this with my higher reading students too. Do you have a list of book suggestions for second graders?
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On  November 17, 2012Hilary Lewis answered:
I don't Have a list but my kids love the Littles series. I always start with my higher readers though. I gradually add in other levels as the year goes on. You can also get on scholastic.com and find books by level on there
Hope that helps you out.
thanks!
Hilary
www.rockinteachermaterials.com
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On  April 26, 2012,  Lisa F. asked:
Hillary, I have tried to download 2 times and it is showing a lot of black lines through the document. I updated adobe and tried again. I download packets every week and haven't had this problem. Any suggestions? I have a Mac. Lisa
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On  April 27, 2012Hilary Lewis answered:
You need to open in the Adobe program, not in the preview option. If you have access to a Windows machine, you shouldn't have trouble either. Let me know if you have any other problems. You might contact TpT for help as well.
Hilary
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On  October 28, 2011Rosa Boyer (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi Hilary,

I just purchased Book Clubs Made Easy and received many pages that has black lines and dots instead of the content that was shown in the preview. For example, the thick question sheet is blank... just a grid. The Rule Book has only the pictures not the words. The Questions for before, while, after we read are blank...just pictures. I also received a few blank pages...just border and black faded scattered lines. What is this??? It is not helpful at all. I believe there was a mistake. It looks like content is not in book. Please advise before I give a rating. Thank You! It will be much appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Rosa
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On  October 28, 2011Hilary Lewis answered:
Do you have a mac? If so, You need to open in the Adobe program, not in the preview option. You may also need to update your Adobe to the newest version. If you have access to a Windows machine, you shouldn't have trouble either. Let me know if you have any other problems.
Thanks for ordering!
Hilary
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