This week in reading workshop, we introduced reading book clubs. We separated the kids into groups and each book club group member had a Scholastic Newspaper dealing with the same topic as the other members of their group. We had book clubs studying People, Animals, Economics, Sports, Firefighters, Presidents, & Dental Hygiene.
Each day, we spent a segment of our reading workshop time with our groups in order to learn as much as we could from our nonfiction topics that week. Each day, the book club members had a new goal or two and had to work together to complete their tasks. They spent time warming up together, coaching each other through tricky words, sharing interesting facts from their texts, and comparing and contrasting what they had learned from their topic and the other topics in our room.
Here’s a peek at some of their thoughts from this past week: