Book Clubs for Independent Readers {3rd - 5th}

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Book Clubs are a great way to keep your students motivated to read, encourage independence and responsibility, and support and meet the Common Core Standards for reading, language, and speaking and listening.

This resource supports 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade CCSS and can be used with ANY NOVEL. It includes BOTH printable student resource and supporting resources for management and assessment of CCSS!

This product contains two files:

The first file is Book Club support documents:
✓ Suggestions for Use
✓ CCSS I Can... statements for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade
✓ Discussion Participation CCSS Checklist - This is used to monitor and keep track of student progress toward meeting speaking and listening CCSS.
✓ Assignment and Discussion Participation Score Sheet and Rubric for scoring student assignment journals.
✓ More resources page

The second file contains the printable Student Assignment Journal. The file is separated to make printing or sending to a printshop easy.
It contains:
✓ Book Club Cover Page
✓ Welcome - The Book Club
✓ Book Club Assignments - Planning Page
✓ Reading is Thinking - Preview and Predict
✓ Story Map - Characters/Setting
✓ Sticky-Note Summaries
✓ Vocabulary
✓ Figurative Language
✓ Life Skills
✓ Making Connections
✓ Cause and Effect
✓ Discussion Questions
★ This resource is part of a larger BUNDLE.
More about Book Clubs:
I use Book Clubs in my own classroom starting about mid-year when students have developed stamina and independence during reading. Students love picking their own books and groups! The pages in the Assignment Journal support good comprehension strategies and Common Core Standards. The Book Club meetings give me a lot of insight into students' abilities to follow the rules of discussion and many speaking and listening standards. The included speaking and Listening checklist make keeping track a breeze!

This product will be a resource you come back to multiple times a year, year after year!

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**This product is the work of T.Danley of Literacy Loves Company. It is intended to support the implementation of the CCSS. No approval by, nor association with, the creators of the CCSS is intended or implied.

"The Common Core Standards were written and developed by The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved."
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.
Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.


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