The benefits of book clubs:
- ALL students participate in independently reading text at their instructional level.
- Students receive small group instruction and intervention catered to their unique needs.
- Groups are flexible; students move up in level across the year.
- Students practice with a peer, and gain confidence as readers.
- Students demonstrate the transfer of skills.
- Students broaden their reading interests.
A unique feature of the book club units:
Students will practice the same skill each day, no matter what book they are reading! The teacher teaches one whole-class mini-lesson, then all students practice the same skill in the book they have been assigned. Each student finishes their book on the same day! It's brilliant!
My students thank you for selecting such excellent books that inspire them to become lifelong readers.Todd McLaughlin5th Grade Teacher
I have used book clubs in my classroom previously, but they were unorganized and didn't have much individual accountability. Now I have the tools to turn them into engaging, challenging experiences for all my readers.Tony Koumaros4th Grade Teacher
I love this program because of the student discourse it encourages, and how the strategies and techniques can be used with any book my students read!Elizabeth GuerreroTeacher