Resources

Book - The Book Club Connection: Literacy Learning and Classroom Talk
http://www.amazon.com/Book-Club-Connection-Literacy-Classroom/dp/0807736147/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310939312&sr=8-1

Book - Teaching Reading in Small Groups: Differentiated Instruction for Building Strategic, Independent Readers
(Chapter 5 - "Talking About Books: Improving Partnerships and Clubs" ["Read-aloud Book Clubs: First Grade and Up"])
http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Reading-Small-Groups-Differentiated/dp/0325026807/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310939636&sr=8-1

Article - Frank, C. R., Dixon, C. N., & Brandts, L. R. (2001). Bears, trolls, and pagemasters: Learning about learners in book clubs. The Reading Teacher, 54(5), 448-462.



Article - Commeyras, M., & DeGroff, L. (1998). Literacy professionals' perspectives on professional development and pedagogy: A United States survey. Reading Research Quarterly, 33(4), 434-472.



Article - Baumann, J. F., Hoffman, J. V., Duffy-Hester, A. M., & Ro, J. M. (2000). "The First R" yesterday and today: U. S. elementary reading instruction practices reported by teachers and administrators. Reading Research Quarterly, 35(3), 338-377.



Questions
  • How prevalent is book club teaching in schools?
  • How are book clubs formed?