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Book Clubs for the Elementary Classroom | Common Core-Aligned

Jamie Rector
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This Common Core-Aligned resource was created to use in conjunction with Book Clubs in the elementary classroom. Book clubs are groups of students that are grouped together according to their reading level. They are given a text (preferably a chapter book) that is on their group's independent reading level. The students are asked to read a chapter or certain number of pages each day, then complete an activity based on their specified job for the day. Each day their job changes, which means the skill they are working on also changes. The following day the students discuss their jobs and information learned the previous day. The groups contain 3-5 students and the groups meet each day. When the students have completed their book, they complete a culminating project to share their book with the rest of the class (culminating project ideas and rubric provided).

Book clubs increase reading comprehension, student interest in reading, and also assess important reading skills for both literature and informational texts. Book clubs also help to promote speaking and listening skills, an important skill found in the Common Core Standards. I hope you enjoy implementing Book Clubs in your classroom!

Included in this file (Download the Preview for Details):

  • Teacher Notes
  • Book Club Management (pictures included)
  • Book Club Jobs and Common Core Alignment
  • Book Club Agenda Anchor Chart
  • Fiction Book Club Jobs Anchor Chart
  • Fiction Book Club Job Sheets (5)
  • Nonfiction Book Club Jobs Anchor Chart
  • Nonfiction Book Club Job Sheets (5)
  • Discussion Card Anchor Chart
  • Discussion Cards (8)
  • Culminating Project Anchor Chart
  • Culminating Project Differentiated Choice Menu
  • Culminating Project Scoring Rubric

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Total Pages
26 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.
Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.


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