Book Club and Literature Circle Activities - Reading Response Set

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Book clubs are the perfect way to get your students motivated to read and engaged in high level reading conversations with their peers. They are ideal for practicing all of the reading strategies and in-depth thinking that your students have been learning. The best part is that your students will love the choice, freedom, and socialization that are a natural part of book clubs!

This bundle includes all of the following:

  • Lesson plans
  • 14 Learning Target posters
  • 7 page Student Resource Book Club Packet
  • Book Club Choices form
  • Book Club Schedule forms (5 options ranging from 4 meetings to 8)
  • Thinking Notes Graphic Organizer
  • Thinking Notes Bookmarks (7 options for mixing and matching on 2-sided bookmarks)
  • 27 Common Core Aligned Book Club Focus Ideas (Can be used with the Thinking Notes Bookmarks)
  • Peer Book Club Evaluation forms
  • Fishbowl Observation form
  • Class Evaluation Checklist
  • Book Club Evaluation form for teacher (5 options depending on number of meetings)
  • Summary Graphic Organizer
  • Summary Writing Frame
  • Book Jacket Recommendation template
  • 44 Common Core aligned Book Club Assessments (can be mixed and matched together or given independently)

Using the Common Core Standards? These book club materials are aligned with 26 of the Common Core Standards for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. These materials are set up to be flexible for you! You choose the length of your unit, which common core standards you want your students to focus on, and which of the several different note-taking options will best meet your students' needs and your unit goals.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Brianne S. said, "This was incredibly helpful for me as a teacher to try book clubs. This was so easy to follow and easy to implement. Thank you so much for creating this! It made it not scary. ;)"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jennifer I. said, "Great addition to my book clubs. I love the ability to focus in on a skill and that this resource can be applied to any book. Thank you!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Paige F. said, "Thank you for creating this! I did book groups last year, and felt a bit directionless. This was so easy to use, and my students understood and took control of their learning! Thank you again."

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