Centering Student Voice and Choice: A Book Club Guide

Implement book clubs that build community and help students make meaningful connections to books they are excited to read.
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Grounded in student autonomy and choice, book clubs can help students feel a sense of agency in their learning, build reading time into their daily routines, and make meaningful connections around books they are excited to read.

This guide includes resources and tools designed to help you launch student-centered book clubs, including tips for identifying interesting books and getting them to students, teacher planning checklists, and student-facing handouts that support discussion and engagement.

Developing Communities of Readers

Developing Communities of Readers

Dr. Kimberly Parker talks about the importance of student choice and the value of seeing themselves in the books they read.

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Centering Student Voice and Choice: A Book Club Guide

Date of Publication: July 2021

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