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No Teachers Allowed: Student-Led Book Clubs Using QAR

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No Teachers Allowed: Student-Led Book Clubs Using QAR

Grades 3 – 6
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time Eight to ten 30- to 40-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

Denton, Texas


International Literacy Association


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Strategy Guides



Grades   1 – 3  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Guided Reading Strategies with Henry and Mudge

In this lesson, students read Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night as a whole group as the teacher models a questioning strategy. In subsequent sessions, students practice the questioning strategy and reread for fluency.


Grades   6 – 10  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Blending the Past with Today’s Technology: Using Prezi to Prepare for Historical Fiction

To prepare for literature circles featuring historical novels, students research the decades of the 1930s to the 1990s and share their information using Prezi, a web application for creating multimedia presentations.


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Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  September 17

Oprah Winfrey launched her book club this week in 1996.

Book clubs are created within the classroom or with a grade level or different classes.


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Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Socratic Seminars

This strategy guide explains Socratic seminars and offers practical methods for applying the approach in your classroom to help students investigate multiple perspectives in a text.


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