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ERIC Number: EJ779142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Book Clubs at Work
Capalongo-Bernadowski, Carianne
Library Media Connection, v26 n3 p32-33 Nov-Dec 2007
In a time of No Child Left Behind and strict accountability measures for teachers and schools, the active engagement of learners is at the heart of effective literacy instruction. Educators strive to make their students competent, independent readers. They want them to read for personal purposes, such as information seeking or pleasure. One way to help students read for pleasure is by creating a book club at the school or community library. Book clubs can provide a variety of options for readers. Avid readers may find a book club to be a place where they can connect with others who yearn for engagement with text or information. For those who struggle with reading, a book club might be a place where they are not judged by reading skills, where they are not being assessed or questioned while they read--a place where their opinions count. Finally, for others, a book club is a place where they can be themselves, a place where reading is considered important. In this article, the author discusses sections for starting and running a student book club. (Contains 6 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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