Book Clubbing! Successful Book Clubs for Young People

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ABC-CLIO, Apr 12, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 128 pages
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Book Clubbing!: Successful Book Clubs for Young People offers practical tips on creating book clubs that involve students of all ages and reading levels—including special education students, second language learners, and reluctant readers—making it easy to have fun, productive, and educational book clubs and other reading events.

The book begins with a discussion of the current research on reading and practical tips from experienced sponsors and participants, followed by suggestions on customizing book clubs to fit the students' needs and how to add "sparkle" to the club with field trips, readers theatre, guest speakers, and mystery games. The book offers a wide variety of reading activities, ensuring a dynamic, lively reading group. Numerous forms, booklists, booktalks, reading lists, and resource websites offer additional help for educators and library staff. Especially unique and valuable is the reading activities chapter that includes reproducible reading games, a readers theatre script, a folktale "rap," and various booktalks and contests.

 

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Contents

Just the Facts Research on Reading and Book Clubs
1
Back to Our Book Sponsors The Adult Leaders
7
Make It Work The Place Setting
15
The Book Clubbers Lets Go Clubbing
17
Reading Activities The Fun Begins
21
Cover to Cover Recommended GroupReads
97
Talk That Book Book Club Resources
105
Reproducible Forms
109
Indexes
123
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Carol Littlejohn is a certified librarian and teacher.

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