Preparing for Book Clubs
Determine Books to Support Unit of Study
Ownership of Clubs and Logistics
Setting expectations / norms
Managing the reading
Coaching into Clubs
When clubs meet
Friday, July 21, 2017
This summer I was excited that a group of friends and I resurrected our book club. While our book club doesn’t completely mirror the book clubs in my classroom, it reminds me how important it is to emphasize that literacy is social and that there are some authentic book club norms and social behaviors that students can practice that will help them outside of school. Below are only some of the considerations that I kept in mind while planning for and supporting book clubs in the classroom.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
It is important to teach students how to cycle through the writing process. Here is a resource that might support students in monitoring their progress in a Writing Workshop. I have used this tool as an anchor chart and have also provided this as a handout that students kept in their writing notebook.