Andrew Clements Book Clubs

By: Mrs. Missy Friedman, Mrs. Ilene Brot
from Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago

Differentiated Instruction

Subject(s) of entry:

Constructivist, IBL - inquiry based learning

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
3, Elementary school

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
3, 4, 5, Elementary school, Middle school

In this unit, 3rd grade students participated in differentiated, interest based book clubs with the work of author Andrew Clements. Students applied their annotation skills to these books, and met in groups over the course of a few weeks to discuss their findings.

Entry Narrative

Duirng this unit, students were able to apply their annotation skills as they met to discuss their Andrew Clements books. Their books were broken down into manageable sections, having some reading days, some working days, and some meeting days. They were grouped based on interest, not lexile. For students whose reading level did not match their interst level, or for students needing other accommodations, the following were made: partner reading, ability to read aloud or be read to, and enlarged text.