Well, sort of. Clutched in my hand is my just-delivered copy of Join the Club; Bringing Book Clubs into Middle School Classrooms by Katie Doherty Czerwinski. I have been waiting impatiently for its arrival. Although I teach at the elementary level, I am excited to begin reading it.
I hope to offer books clubs in the fall. I admit it. I have been out of school four days and I have already started planning. I am thinking of incorporating what I learned from Kyleen Beers and Robert E. Probst's Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading. I think learning about the signposts will really help students with their book discussions.