Monday, April 30, 2012

Book Clubs- Week 2

Book Clubs have been going strong for two weeks now.  Two groups have already made it to their second chapter book.  The conversations I am "eavesdropping" on are so rich!  I am loving the insights that they are making about their books. 
Today I have a copy of my schedule/lesson plan for you to take a look at.  I hope you find it helpful if you are planning or thinking about starting book clubs in your classroom. 
Click here to take a look. 
Have a great Monday night!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Book Clubs- Week 1



We started book clubs this week!  I was so looking forward to doing something a little different to end the school year with my great group of thirdies.  They have become more and more independent- so instead of our guided reading groups I decided to tackle book clubs. 

Well, in short, we are LOVING it!  I redid all my groups based on our spring MAP reading data       ( we took the test last week).  I have 5 groups of 4 students each.  This seems to be the perfect number for our book discussions. 

  We have three rotations of 20 minutes each.  Each group meets 2 days a week. The other two days they are involved in centers. One rotation is dedicated to responding to the text and the other rotation is dedicated to reading the required text for their next meeting. 

So far, so good! I absolutely love the way my groups are working together.  One student is the facilitator (each will get a turn) for the meetings.  I dubbed them the team leader.  All five of them have done a fabulous job this week. 

If you want to know more about how I do my reading group rotations go to my previous post. 

I can’t wait to see what next week brings! 

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