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ERIC Number: ED479056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec-6
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Book Clubs: Reading for Fun.
Gardner, Traci
The reading program described in this lesson plan outlines a "just for fun" book club that was a student-organized, student-driven reading experience that built community in the classroom and encouraged students to read independently, taking responsibility for their literacy learning. During 5 to 15 minute lessons every other day, students will: establish community rules for group formation and interaction; choose what to read and establish their own schedule for reading and discussing books, thus taking responsibility for their own literacy learning; and read for the sheer joy of it, learning to value one another as readers and learners. The instructional plan, lists of web and conventional resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. A favorite books file is attached. (PM)
Managing Editor, ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. E-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.