Book Club and Literature Circle Activities, Posters and Response Templates
What educators are saying
Do your students need help being more independent and on task with their book club discussions? This pack of book club resources, activities, and templates will help you set up successful student-led book clubs in your classroom. Student-led book clubs can be such a fun way for students to develop a love of reading. But they can also be overwhelming for teachers to set up, organize, and manage. With this book club resource pack, you’ll get a set of activities and templates that will make it easy for you to introduce book club roles and discussions to your students and make sure they are making the most out of their book club discussions.
One of the things that helped me with book clubs in my classroom is providing students with clear expectations for their job before, during, and after the book club. I found it beneficial to give them an agenda with an outline of their discussion (with suggested time limits), questions they should be prepared to discuss, and templates to take notes on. They loved having the support of these resources.
And these book club activities and templates work with any novel or picture book so you won’t have to continuously search for book club resources throughout the year. Once your students know how to use these resources your book clubs will run smoothly the entire year.
HERE'S WHAT YOU GET:
- Book Club Role Anchor Charts: These are a great tool to help you teach your students how to run a student-led book club and to inform them about the various roles they might experience as a member of a book club. Anchor charts can be printed on full pages or as half-pages for student journals.
- Book Club Brochures: These trifold brochures work great to give to students once your book clubs are up and running. Each brochure includes a reminder of their role and provides a space for students to prepare for each book club.
- Book Club Response Templates: Similar to the brochures, these single-sided templates are a great graphic organizer to give to students to help them prepare for each book club discussion.
- Digital versions of the brochures and response templates are included!
→ Check out the preview to see pictures and learn more about this resource.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
The Following Anchor Charts are Included:
- Book Club Meetings
- Book Club Conversation Starters
- Book Club Agenda (with roles)
- Book Club Agenda (without roles)
- My Role as Director
- My Role as Connector
- My Role as Illustrator
- My Role as Note Taker
- My Role as a Predictor
- My Role as Questioner
- My Role as Summarizer
- My Role as Word Finder
You also have the option of printing a brochure trifold for each of the roles. These brochures include important information about each role along with space for students to jot down their responses to the text.
*There are also 3 generic book club brochures included in case you choose not to have your students use roles for their book clubs.
LOVED BY BOTH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS:
→ Your students will love how fun and engaging book club discussions are. These resources give students the structure and language to make sure everyone participates and stays on task during book club.
→ You’ll love how independent your book clubs are when your students use these resources. They will be able to have a successful book club discussion without having to facilitate the conversation.
→ Your students will love having a specific role or job for each book club. Students love that these roles give them ownership and an active role in the book club discussion.
→ You’ll love how you can use these book club resources and activities with any novel, picture book, or article you select for your book club discussions.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN USE THIS RESOURCE IN YOUR CLASSROOM:
- Use to help launch and set up book clubs.
- Use templates to help with whole group discussions around read-aloud texts.
- Use during teacher-facilitated small group lessons.
- Leave as part of sub plans so book clubs can still run even when you're out.
TEACHERS LIKE YOU SAID…
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I started book clubs this year and this resource was exactly what I was looking for! My students really enjoyed this resource! They love having "roles" to do each week. Each week they had a different task and it really helped give structure and keep our book clubs organized.” - Morgan R.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This is a wonderful resource! It is so well organized and is so engaging for students. It helped to keep them focused and to facilitate conversations.” - Corinne T.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Great resource. It helped my book clubs be a lot more engaged and students felt prepared to contribute based on their roles and expectations.” - Kelly R.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This was a wonderful addition to my guided reading groups. Many students were ready for the responsibility and leadership roles within the book club. I spent time teaching and practicing each job to make sure everyone was clear on expectations and then was able to join a group meeting each week to check in on progress, understanding, and assign new roles/chapters.” - Valerie Q.
**The resource is also included in The Stellar Teacher Reading Membership.**
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