Middle Grade Giveaway! The Harlem Charade Book Club 6-Pack

Every month, the Booksource Book Club meets to discuss a different classroom library title. It’s always interesting to share our (often diverse) opinions on a given book, and debate the many ways it might be used to engage students as readers. Recently, we read The Harlem Charade—and now we’re giving away a Book Club 6-pack […]

By |July 14th, 2017|Book Clubs + Lit Circles|0 Comments

The Heart of Literacy, Part 2: Small Group Instruction

In The Heart of Literacy: Independent Reading, I promised to share ideas for quality strategic small group instruction and whole class instruction to accompany, not replace, independent reading.

Independent reading is the foundation on which the entire day, or year, is based. Without having that core, no other element will fall into place. And as I […]

By |November 5th, 2015|Book Clubs + Lit Circles|0 Comments