BOOK CLUB BUSTERS!
|Realistic Fiction! We are reading the titles; A friend for Mr. Granville, Chocolate River Rescue, Jackson Jones and Mission Greentop, and The Right Whale.|
The Grade 4 class is getting started on their 2nd Literacy Place Book Club this year! Our newest book club focuses on the theme, "Kids Can Do It!"
What is a book club?
A book club involves small groups of students who are involved in meaningful reading experiences that focus on deepening comprehension while providing more student control of the reading process than Guided Reading.
What do students do in book clubs?
All students read texts (fiction and non-fiction) at their Independent Reading Levels, respond to their reading, and then use their responses in discussions at Book Club meetings or with other students who are reading the same text.
- READ - students read a section of their text
- RESPOND-students reflect on the text and write or draw their ideas.
- TALK- students meet with other students who are reading the same text, and talk about their thoughts and ideas. They use their reader responses as a springboard for discussion.
- FINAL PROJECT - This is where the students "show off" their understanding and knowledge of their text. They use information gathered from the text, from group mates, and from other sources, toward a final project or reader response. Examples include; vocabulary knowledge, book report, reading and analyzing non-fiction, artistic/dramatic, or a combination of two or more of these. This final project is a conclusion to the book club.
Take a look at our very first Book Club, EARTH RESCUE. The text selections all focused on saving our planet earth and life practices to maintain the health of our environments!