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Book Club/Literature Circle Guide

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This guide is 70+ pages of goodies to help guide you through Book Clubs in your classroom. Included are lesson plans, posters, teacher helpers, activity sheets, reader response pages, and much, much more!!! Everything is geared toward making your book clubs stay organized and run as smoothly as possible, with the maximum in student engagement and learning. The materials could also be used with any novel study! It is very versatile! Included in the guide:

*Purpose, structure, & grouping guide for the teacher;
*Fifteen days of lesson plans, with materials, teacher prep, and step-by-step instructions;
*Book Club planning guide for the teacher to chart books, guided reading levels, and students in each group;
*Ranking sheet for students to take notes and rank book choices;
*Guideline and materials to create student folders for organization;
*Accountable Talk sheet with question & statement stems;
*Anchor chart toppers for what book clubs look & sound like:
*Bookmarks for each job in book clubs;
*Book Club schedule to record chapters & dates;
*Book Club compact to foster appropriate student behavior during book club;
*Activity sheets for each job in book club;
*Short story for teacher to use in modeling jobs for book club;
*Guideline and materials to create "Stop-n-Jot Notebooks" for students to record observations, thoughts, questions, etc. as they read;
*Meeting schedule for teacher to record groups and meeting times;
*TWENTY reader response pages with higher-order questions, including a scoring rubric to grade responses;
*Anchor Chart toppers to foster & record discussion on the advantages & disadvantages of book club;
*Book Recommendation activity sheet;
*Illustration page for favorite scene in novel;
*Book Club project menu, including grading rubric

I am so excited about this guide! I've been reluctant to do book clubs in my classroom because it seemed SO overwhelming. This guide has made it simple, organized, and above all, a valuable learning experience for my students! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Check out the preview to see more of what's in the guide!!!

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