Book Club

Book clubs are collaborative inquiry spaces where students talk purposefully and independently to explore both their own and others thoughts and responses to their reading within an orderly, respectful format that promotes higher levels of thinking.

Book Clubs are characterised by students working independently in the following ways:

Participating in Community Share

  • Book Club usually begins and ends with a whole class focus (reading strategy or theme)

Meeting regularly with prepared questions to ask, reflections and issues to discuss from the novel

Adopting roles assigned for Book Club participation

  • Manager
  • Summarizer
  • Questioner
  • Recorder

Taking the opportunity to read selected novels

Being actively engaged in the novel as they read

  • Reading logs
  • Think Sheets
  • Footprints (post-it notes)
  • Using Powerful Practices



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