My 5th grade students have been working in book clubs twice a week for 3 weeks. It has been somewhat frustrating because they aren't high-level thinkers. I am starting to see some progress in their discussions. At first I gave them the questions they were to write about and discuss at the next meeting. Now they are in charge of the questions with some Bloom's Taxonomy starters. I would probably try this again, but not this year. They need a little more structure. Each class has its own needs. This year's class is a challenge.
Sign up today for free teaching ideas, lesson plans, online activities, tips for your classroom, and much more.
Choose your grade range:
See a sample >