If you are ready to start book clubs (literature circles) with your students, this resource has everything you need: 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. There are also 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 survival kit will show you the easy steps to include book clubs in your Reader’s Workshop lesson plans.
When you are ready for the next step in book clubs, I hope you'll try Book Club Survival Kit: Growing Richer Fiction Discussions
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