Henry and Mudge
Book Club Selection
Rylant has created the most loveable mutt. Mudge is well loved by his buddy Henry. Come
enjoy a Henry and Mudge book study.
for Your Students
watch for more ideas later this
week....my focus the last weeks of school
I like to
teach reading using the Four Blocks Literacy Methods. Here is some information about how Book Clubs are run.
Check out some of these other ways to teach in flexible groups
with Four Blocks.
Reading portion of the Guided Reading Block utilizes flexible groups. Strategically
using these groupings allows for addressing the multilevel needs of the classroom.
BookClubs are an excellent way for teachers to provide children with variety and choice
within the Guided Reading Block..Joe Furhrmann
- The teacher selects three or four
books which are tied together by author, genre, topic or theme. Students will be allowed
to choose from these books. One book should of an level easier than the class average and
one a more difficult level.
- The teacher can expose the class to
each selection by reading the introductory pages, the first chapter, the fly jacket, or
allowing students to have a quick preview of the selections.
- When choosing students should write
down their first, second and third choices. This way the teacher can provide that at
least one of the student' choices will be honored and at the same time have some room to
strategically place children in groups.
- Over subsequent days children will
work through the book in their groups.
- The before reading activity will
include a teacher discussion of purpose for the days reading and overview of other
- During reading children will read
together in the "Book Club" and complete any activity assigned.
- The after reading activity will
consist of each club reporting back to the whole group.