ERIC Number: ED479056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec-6
Reference Count: N/A
Book Clubs: Reading for Fun.
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)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Evaluation Methods, Group Activities, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, National Standards, Reading Instruction, Student Motivation
Managing Editor, ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.