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:
  3. We have a classroom subscription to RAZkids, so this would help:
  4. How do I find leveled books?—set__d209.aspx

  1. How do I acquire book collections?

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

First Books:

  1. Sisters Grimm

  1. Children of the Lamp

  1.  Gregor the Overlander

other resources:


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