Support Student Groups With Handouts

Remote book clubs present a unique challenge because you will not be present in the room to offer support as needed. The following handouts are designed to provide some of this support so that groups can facilitate their remote book club discussions autonomously. Handouts are available as shareable Google Docs/Slides and as PDFs. Keep it fun and engaging by using these handouts judiciously.

Community-Building and Creating a Schedule

Establish Routines and Facilitate Discussions

Suggestions for Book Club Discussions and Activities

Inspire Students to Pursue an Interest on their Own

Questions to Consider:

  1. How prepared are my students to facilitate their own book club discussions?
  2. What reading and discussion skills have they learned this year that I can remind them to practice during their book club meetings?
  3. How will I make handouts available to students in a way that preserves their autonomy and doesn’t overwhelm them?
  4. Which handouts do I need to modify so they are appropriate for my context?
  5. How will I check in with individual students and groups to see how their discussions are going and to understand what they need?

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Remote Book Clubs: Nurturing Community and Connection

Remote Book Clubs: Nurturing Community and Connection

This guide provides tips and resources for launching remote book clubs that foster a sense of community and connection among students. 

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