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Book Clubs in Grade 1 Ryerson Classrooms

Grade 1 students at Ryerson Elementary are getting ready for book clubs as part of their English Language Arts curriculum. This week, students learned how to behave in book club including working on accountable talk and growing a conversation through discussion and turn taking. 

These young readers will be enjoying both fiction and non-fiction books in small groups. Book Clubs have many benefits for students as they:

  • Promote a love for literature and a positive attitude towards reading
  • Reflect a student-centered model of building literacy
  • Encourage and develop a shared reading experience
  • Invite natural discussions that lead to student inquiry and critical
  • thinking
  • Support diverse responses to text
  • Foster interaction, cooperation and collaboration
  • Provide choice and encourage responsibility
  • Expose students to literature from multiple perspectives
  • Model and build the rhythm of reading fluently
Mr. Drew Sellitti’s first grade classroom students practiced asking questions and listening to and learning from one another
Mr Sellitti and his student having a book club discussion
First Grade Book club at Ryerson
Ryerson students have a book club!
Book club discussions happening in First Grade at Ryerson

Mr. Drew Sellitti’s first grade classroom students practiced asking questions and listening to and learning from one another.