Not Your Grandma's Book Club
Listen and learn : Lecture
Sunday, June 23, 12:00–1:00 pm
Literature circles and book clubs have been around for years, but how can we make them relevan? Learn how to use tools, such as Flipgrid, Twitter, G Suite and more, to enhance the lit circle. They don’t have to be overwhelming for the teacher and boring for the students!
|Audience:||Coaches, Teachers, Library media specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Subject area:||Language arts|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
Sometimes, it seems impossible to get high school students to read an entire book. When students are used to reading only to answer questions on a multiple choice quiz, they learn to hate reading. The answer for me was lit circles with a twist. Here is a list of the schedule I used. It includes the technological resources used.
Examples of completed projects and activities are in the attendee resource section.
Here is my goal: Lit circles don’t have to be overwhelming for the teacher and boring for the students: through small round table discussions, written chats and reflections, and creative project-based learning, I’ll show you how to make book clubs cool again!
Outline the four parts of lit circles: round table discussion, written reflection, silent reading, project work time
Explain how to organize class time to incorporate all 4.
Break down each part and discuss the technological tools that enhance the activity.
Give examples of final projects.
Readacide by Kelly Gallagher : suggests that through "traditional" practices of focusing on making test takers, we are destroying the love of reading in students.
Sparks in the Dark by Todd Nesloney and Travis Crowder : promotes the idea of creating reader's workshops where teachers and students spend more time discussing books than they do taking tests over them.
Lit Circles meet CCSS- ELA Literacy RL 1-10