Everything below the line is an example of what not to do!

So I first posted most of this stuff when I was a student teacher. It was not a good year by any means. Use any of the information below at your own risk.

If you want to see some better stuff of where I am now, take a look at this, or wait a few years and maybe I'll get around to posting it here.


Book Clubs


Book clubs, also called literature cirlces, are groups of students who keep a reading schedule and meet in class to discuss the book they are all reading togeter. It is considered a practice that promotes life-long readers because the practice of book clubs is one that adults participate in voluntarily, although perhaps with less structure than in the classroom setting.

Introducing Book Clubs to Students


Book Clubs for Independent Readers

Book Clubs for Dependent Readers

Works Cited

Beers, Kylene. When Kids Can't Read, What Teachers Can Do. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2003.
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Daniels, Harvey and Nancy Steineke. Mini-Lessons for Literature Circles. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2004.
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