Welcome back to the Not So Wimpy Teacher podcast!
Do you miss book clubs with your kids since going virtual? Maybe you’ve never done book clubs before at all but want to start?
Well, I heard you guys asking, so I’m here to bring some answers. Today on the podcast, we are going to chat all about how to run book clubs in a virtual classroom.
In case you didn’t already know, I am a very proud bookworm. I love to read, and I truly believe that it’s because I had teachers who were passionate about sharing reading experiences in the classroom. When I became a teacher, I knew that I needed to help my students to find their love for reading and book clubs were the answer!
Whether your classroom is currently in-person or virtual, book clubs can help increase engagement and excitement about reading.
Episode 76 Takeaways:
- You can separate your kiddos into leveled reading groups.
- You can assign different books to each of your groups.
- Just about any chapter book will work for your book clubs.
- Choose books that complement your students’ interests.
- The books don’t all have to be the same length. It’s okay if one group finishes before another.
- There are lots of ways to get books at a low cost.
- Try reading together in small groups.
- Try not to interrupt them with questions.
- Consider assigning the same task to every student rather than individual roles.
I can’t wait to hear how your virtual book clubs turn out. I know that your students are going to be so excited about the books that you share in these clubs.
I’d love to know how your book clubs are going and what other ideas you come up with, so head over to our Instagram @notsowimpyteacher to share those with me!