Book Clubs, Reading, Student-Led

Partner Feedback Groups – A Tip for Better Book Clubs

In room 235D, we have been immersed in our dystopian book clubs.  These past two weeks kids have been quietly reading, and loving, their self-chosen texts, using strategies that they have been taught previously, as well as the ones introduced each day, to gain a deeper understanding of the text.  Navigating these books as they… Continue reading Partner Feedback Groups – A Tip for Better Book Clubs

being a teacher, Book Clubs, Literacy, Reading, student choice, student driven, Student Engagement, student voice, Student-centered, Student-Led

Ideas For How to Do Better Book Clubs in Middle School

In 2015, I wrote a post discussing how I was doing book clubs with my 7th graders and how their ideas had shaped our process to be more powerful.  Two years later, I look at some of those ideas and see how my thinking has changed and also how much more ownership the student shave… Continue reading Ideas For How to Do Better Book Clubs in Middle School

being a teacher, books, Literacy, picture books, Reading, Student Engagement

12 Word Book Summaries – A Great Way to End our Book Clubs

Once in a while I get a surprise package of books at my house.  It honestly feels like Christmas.  And while I love my chapter books as I try to figure out who the Global Read Aloud contenders should be, when picture books show up it is an even bigger celebration.  So imagine my delight… Continue reading 12 Word Book Summaries – A Great Way to End our Book Clubs