ERIC Number: ED461089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Teachers as Readers: Forming Book Groups for Professionals. Teaching Ideas and Topics.
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
The Teachers as Readers Project, originally developed by the American Association of Publishers, helps teachers encourage students to become lifelong readers. Teachers as Readers Book Groups consist of teachers and librarians who meet on a regular basis to read and discuss the same literature--at least four quality children's or adolescents' books and one professional book. To form a book group, first choose approximately 10 members, one of whom should be a school administrator. As an option, consider inviting parents, community members, or school board members to participate. A meeting place and time, six or more meeting dates, group leaders or discussion facilitators, and reading material are among the things that should be selected when organizing the group. Some groups seek funding for reading materials. Local school districts, parent-teacher organizations, and Writing Project groups are among possible sources. Among the suggestions for group facilitators are: establish a relaxed and positive environment; read and reread the book to be discussed; and make a list of four or five open-ended discussion questions. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.