If you are ready to start book clubs (literature circles) with your students, this book club complete survival kit has everything you need! This kit will show you the easy steps to follow when you include book clubs in your Reader’s Workshop lesson plans.
Included in this resource: booklists for three different genres, ballots for your students to let you know which books they’d most like to read, bookmarks for students to keep track of their assignments, and bookmarks to remind students of group expectations and some talking stems to get them started in discussions. Posters with talking stems are also here in both color and grayscale! There are number cards for each student to use each time he/she contributes to the discussion, to ensure that all have a chance to share their thoughts. Grayscale versions of all colorful bookmark pages are also included.
All Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature can be met with the successful implementation of book clubs in your classroom. Book clubs give students an authentic way to respond to literature, practice the reading strategies they have been learning, and an opportunity to share their ideas with others. As they prepare questions to ask others at book club meetings, they strengthen their own higher order thinking skills.
This updated resource now includes my original Book Club Survival Kit as well as my Survival Kit for Richer Fiction Discussions. Fonts have been updated as well!
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