If you want to see kids get excited about reading, let them choose their own books and talk about them in groups. That's the basic idea behind Literature Circles, or Book Clubs. Literature Circles are even Common Core aligned! You can download the relevant standards from the link below.
If you're new to Literature Circles, or even if you are a pro, visit my Classroom Book Clubs page and watch the 5-minute introduction or watch the webinar below. Then check out the links to other Literature Circle resources on Teaching Resources.
Want to learn about Classroom Book Clubs? Click below to watch the recording of Laura's Literature Circles Made Easy webinar. The version on this page is an Mp4 version that can be viewed on a mobile device or on your computer. To see other options for viewing the webinar or reading the chat log, scroll down below this video.
Here are some of my favorite professional books on how to implement Literature Circles. Visit my Favorite Resources for Literature Circles page to learn about each title. Or just click the images below to find them online at Amazon.com!