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- Choose books from a variety of levels, make sure you have a few book options for each reading level in your classroom.
- Choose a variety of authors and genres, this is a great way to expose students to authors and genres they don’t normally seek out on their own.
- Set up classroom computers with some book trailer videos from a site like Book Wink…this is a great “introduction” to a book or genre and acts much like a movie trailer.
- Choose a variety of books from ONE author. After students have completed reading in their smaller groups, they can come back together and do an author study as a whole class; each group contributing something a little different.
- Choose a variety of books from ONE genre. Students can read books in the smaller groups but discuss common features of the genre as a class.
- Choose a variety of books on a similar topic. Students can read books in the smaller groups and then discuss the different character perspectives, author approaches, etc. This would be really neat to do with historical fiction, Holocaust fiction, etc.
- Use non-fiction books that reinforce topics and themes that you are using in other academic areas.
- Use biographies of presidents, change makers, authors, etc. Students can learn about a specific person in the smaller reading group and share what they have learned with the larger group later.
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