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Complete Guide to Book Clubs in the Upper Elementary & Middle School Classroom

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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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The Complete Guide to Book Clubs in the Upper Elementary & Middle School Classroom is a 38 page common core aligned resource designed to lead your classroom successfully through book clubs from start to finish. This resource will work with ALL novels. Get your students self-selecting books, creating a reading schedule, reading daily and writing responses, working within a club of students to construct meaning (based on the common core standards), rating, summarizing, and recommending quality literature. Your students will love the choice and autonomy of book clubs. You will LOVE the self-direction, motivation, and authentic reading, writing, and responding to literature happening daily in your classroom!

This resource includes:

* Four weeks of lesson plans (appropriate for fourth-eighth grade)
* Three formative assessments
* Student response journal with 10 response sheets
* Top 3 choices sheet
* Book club schedule
* Response topic choices
* Fish bowl recording sheet
* Group rating guide
* Summary graphic organizer
* Summary sheet
* Summary rubric
* Book recommendation organizer
* Book recommendation sheet
* Book recommendation rubric

Created by Melissa O'Bryan
Copyright © 2013 Wild About Fifth Grade

All rights reserved by author.
Permission to copy for SINGLE classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to SINGLE classroom use only.
Not for public display.
Total Pages
38
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Month

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On  January 15, 2014,  Beth M. said:
This is an AMAZING, useful, and well-thought out product. My students love Book Clubs and this product makes it easy for me to put them right into practice in our room. Thanks for doing all the hard work so I don't have to!
On  January 15, 2014Melissa O'Bryan answered:
Thank you so much for the kind feedback. We LOVE book clubs also. :)
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I can't wait until after the holidays to jump right in to book clubs! I've been looking everywhere and this is the best comprehensive resource I have found.
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I am always looking for fresh ideas to keep my students (and me) moving along in reading and reading groups. This will be beneficial to our learning. Thanks!
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Thank you for a useful and well created product. I especially like the fish bowl activity. I am very excited to use this with my 4th grade students. My oldest daughter has participated in fishbowl discussions in high school and enjoyed it! I am glad to have this already, well-created lesson to use with my students. :)
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I plan to start Book Clubs this year. This will help get the process going. Thanks.
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Best of luck with your book clubs! I hope your students love them.
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Thanks for a great product! This will help me get book clubs underway in my classroom.
On  July 31, 2013Melissa O'Bryan answered:
Thank you! I hope your students love book clubs as much as mine do!
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I hope you and your students enjoy book clubs. :)
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This resource helped me have a very effective first round of book clubs in my class.
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I will peruse this over the summer so I can implement book clubs into my classroom next year. Thanks for your hard work.
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Awesome! My class is loving it. Great way to close out the year's Reading Workshop.
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This is exactly what I needed to get started. Its a great guide to use. Thanks!
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Very excited to use this with my Book Clubs! Provides accountability for the students reading!
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Loving doing book clubs!
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On  January 25, 2014,  Paulina T. asked:
I am starting book clubs with my 5th graders. I have 4 groups of 4 and each is reading a different book. Does this have an introduction to book clubs and expectations? I am new to this and just want to make sure I have everything I need to get started. I would appreciate anything you think would be helpful in getting started.

Thanks,
Paulina
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On  January 28, 2014Melissa O'Bryan answered:
Hi! Yes, it has lesson plans to help you through each day of book clubs! You can also email me at missyobryan@aol.com if you have any further questions. You're going to love book clubs!!!
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On  November 19, 2013,  Jennifer C. asked:
Is this aligned with common core standards for all grades or just grade 5?
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On  November 22, 2013Melissa O'Bryan answered:
I teach fifth grade so it is aligned with the fifth grade ELA standards which build upon the 4th grade standards, and I added in some ideas from the middle school standards as well to challenge my students. I hope that answers your question! If not, email me at missyobryan@aol.com and we can talk further.
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On  April 6, 2013,  Megan B. asked:
A couple questions. 1) Do students need to have their own copy of the book? I have 6 middle school classes and while one class set is feasible of one set of books, multiple classroom sets of books is not. 2) Can I do book clubs with just one book? I don't typically do more than one book. Just trying to decide on the possibilities before I purchase. Thanks!
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On  April 6, 2013Melissa O'Bryan answered:
Yes you could share books and not send them home, students in one class could read the assigned pages (you would have to give them this time in class) and record the page number down when they finish each day so they know where to start the next day. Then the next class would still have the books. It will take you longer for the kids to finish the books, without read at home time, but it's definitely doable. And Yes you could do book clubs with only one book. Everyone would be reading the same book, but clubs would still meet daily to discuss nightly reading responses and construct meaning from the text. It's a great way to keep everyone engaged instead of just the teacher doing all the talking. Everything in the packet would work with the same book. I often start the year with all of us doing the same book, and then gradually move to different clubs reading different books. Best of luck if you decide to try book clubs. Let me know if you have any further questions!

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Complete Guide to Book Clubs in the Upper Elementary & Mid
Complete Guide to Book Clubs in the Upper Elementary & Mid
Complete Guide to Book Clubs in the Upper Elementary & Mid
Complete Guide to Book Clubs in the Upper Elementary & Mid