7a. Global Citizen | English Language Arts | Grades 6-12
To support students in exchanging ideas about the books they are reading with a variety other individuals, teachers can have students locate online books clubs and join one. To begin, teachers can have students locate online book clubs that align to their interests and write a short proposal for why they want to join the book club they identified. Teachers can then read the proposal, review the book club, and then either approve the proposal or provide feedback to help students locate another book club and repeat the proposal process. Once students join the book club, they should have access to the book being read and log their contributions to the group, including a record of the posts they shared, responses they offered to other members’ posts, and more! After they finished reading the book with their club, students can make a mini-presentation about both the book and the experiences they had with other members of the club.
EdTech Resources for Digital Book Clubs
This instructional idea requires students join an online book club, and they will be able to digitally share and interact with other members of the book club. By engaging other members of the book club, students will be able to broaden their perspective of the texts by engaging the club's members who have a broad range of experiences.