Sunday, January 20, 2013

Prepping for Biography Book Clubs

My students are currently in the middle of the Series Book Clubs.  I have noted the successes they have achieved and the mistakes I made in organizing and implementing book clubs.  Our next Reading Workshop unit is Biography Book Clubs and the study of narrative nonfiction.  This is a new genre for me. I have been teaching for 16 years and I am sad to say that I have not ever taught this genre before. I have done numerous lessons on biography and on nonfiction and on narrative writing, but I have never taught biography as narrative nonfiction.  Biography Book Clubs do not start until February 4, but I decided I needed to get a jump-start on my lesson plans since this is an unfamiliar genre.

I once again referenced my wonderful Teachers College Reading and Writing Project manual. I turned to Unit 6 and began highlighting and jotting away!

Here are the anchor charts I have made so far. 
The information is from pages 102-104.


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