Breathing New Life Into Book Clubs (Paperback)

A Practical Guide for Teachers

By Sonja Cherry-Paul, Dana Johansen

Heinemann Educational Books, 9780325076850, 176pp.

Publication Date: May 23, 2019

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Description

Sonja and Dana have both a confession and a challenge to teachers. Managing classroom book clubs can be hard. Real hard. But honestly, is there any better way to get students vested in reading? When book clubs work, don't they create a culture of reading unlike anything else? One that brings out the very best in our students?

With both infectious enthusiasm and a realistic perspective, Sonja and Dana take on teachers' doubts and concerns about book clubs, and build a compelling case for their value in every classroom. They provide all the nuts and bolts for creating and managing successful book clubs, including:

  • Dozens of "pitfalls and pathways" minilessons that address common roadblocks
  • Tips for using technology to enhance book club work for deeper student engagement
  • Suggested "book bins" for book club work, organized by grade level and genre.

Whether you're looking to breathe new life into book clubs or begin implementing them in your classroom, Sonja and Dana give you essential strategies to make book clubs work. "Because book clubs," they write, "are where students fall in love with reading."



About the Author

Sonja Cherry-Paul, Ed.D., has taught middle school English for twenty years. She is a literacy consultant who served on the Jane Addams Children's Book Award committee for ten years. Sonja leads presentations about literacy at national conferences and provides professional development for educators on reading and writing instruction and racial literacy. She is the coauthor, with Dana Johansen, of the titles Teaching Interpretation and Flip Your Writing Workshop. Follow Sonja on Twitter @SonjaCherryPaul or visit her web site at sonjacherrypaul.com. Dana Johansen has taught elementary and middle school for more than fifteen years. Dedicated to the ever-expanding applications of technology in the classroom, she presents at national conferences on the use of blogs, digital texts, and flipped learning in literacy instruction. She is the coauthor, with Sonja Cherry-Paul, of the titles Teaching Interpretation and Flip Your Writing Workshop. Follow Dana on Twitter @LitLearnAct.