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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Book Clubs: Reading for Fun
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Recurring Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Introduction: 50 minutes; thereafter: 10 minutes per session|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Multiple copies of texts for student groups to use, either from the library or your personal collection.
- Chart paper and markers.
- (Optional) Internet access to an online book club site where groups can post details about their readings.
- (Optional) McClure, Amy and Janice Kristo, Eds. 2002. Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for Pre-K-Grade 6. 13th Ed. Urbana, National Council of Teachers of English. This booklist may help the teacher choose books for students.
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Graphic Map assists teachers and students in reading and writing activities by charting the high and low points related to a particular item or group of items, such as events during a day or chapters in a book.
- Gather multiple copies of books from your school's library or your personal collection.
- Check online book club resources, such as the ones listed in the Websites section to find sites appropriate for your students.
- (Optional) Set up a favorite books file—a notebook located near the class library will work. This booklist in Amy McClure and Janice Kristo's Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for Pre-K-Grade 6 may be helpful in choosing books and showing an example of book lists.
- Make copies of reading portfolio forms and book review forms, in the Printouts section, if desired.
- If desired for the extension, test the Graphic Map on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tool and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.