My Adventure: Book Clubs

20 Sep

I have a lot of training in Guided Reading / Reader’s Workshop but I’ve never done Book Clubs or Lit Circles in grade 1-3 or Montessori. So the adventure begins….9-20-15

My first ideas were to start with some books I knew were already of interest to my students and/or I knew well and had access to copies: Judy Blume, Flat Stanley, Ivy and Bean, Choose Your Own Adventure. The latter I chose because I thought students would enjoy writing their own as a whole class project.

  1. How do I determine a child’s reading level?
    I don’t know yet. Here are some ideas:
  2.  http://a2zhomeschooling.com/all_time_favorites/reading_level_assessment/
  3. We have a classroom subscription to RAZkids, so this would help: https://www.readinga-z.com/learninga-z-levels/assessing-a-students-level/
  4. How do I find leveled books?

http://www.bmionline.com/books/ivy-and-bean—set__d209.aspx

http://www.buildingalibrary.com/chapter-books/this-book-is-different-from-other-books-the-fun-of-reading-choose-your-own-adventure-books-with-your-kid/904

http://www.momcanireadthis.com/2011/11/ivy-and-bean.html

https://www.lexile.com/book/details/9780811862660/

  1. How do I acquire book collections?

Hennepin County Library lets you order multiple copies of a book.

First Books:

  1. Sisters Grimm

https://elarsszonis.wikispaces.com/file/view/Sisters+Grim+Questions.pdf

https://elarsszonis.wikispaces.com/file/view/Sisters+Grim+Questions.pdf

  1. Children of the Lamp

https://children-of-the-lamp.wikispaces.com/5.+Background+Session+1

  1.  Gregor the Overlander

other resources:

http://www.scholastic.com/underlandchronicles/

http://www.grantspass.k12.or.us/Page/2758

http://www.pbkerr.com/flash/

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