Thursday, May 3, 2012

Book Club Discussions- 4.27.2012

Last Friday, we finished our first goals for our current book clubs. Before meeting to discuss the books, however, we spent about 8 minutes generating some thick and thin questions to fuel our discussion of the books. While we certainly were not limited to these question stems, we used these question cards to help generate thick questions:  http://www.lauracandler.com/filecabinet/literacy/PDFLC/qcards.pdf.

So how are our book club discussions structured? Well, book club members take turns leading the discussion by being the discussion director, and they use this guide to help keep the book club on track: http://www.lauracandler.com/filecabinet/literacy/PDFLC/director.pdf. (To fit our needs for this discussion, however, we skipped steps 2 and 4.)  

Check out the video below that I (Mrs.Allen) captured as a snapshot of a few of these amazing discussions: 

video

3 comments:

Lori Horner said...

I am a Library Media Specialist in Troy, Missouri. I am very impressed with with your students discussions. It's good to see and hear students actively involved in talking about books. Good for you all!

Mrs.Allen said...

Thank you! I completely agree with you: it's great to see and hear students having active discussions about books, and I think they can be so much more involved when they're in small book clubs like these. Thanks for visiting our blog!

Eden said...

Awesome hi my names Eden and mr moriarty linked us your blog it's so cool we do something similar but it's called literacy circle were I'm groups for it I'm in the ewoks group mr m loves star wars lol also I can't wait to have contact with you guys it's cool please feel free to check out my blog and I was wondering if ou have ITC classes and have your own blog thanks from Eden Hastings New Zealand Logan's penpla :)

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