1. I love that it gives them a meaning and purpose for reading. They have a specific job in which they must complete to be an active participant in their group.
2. I rotate through various jobs within each book. This allows all students to get a chance to lead discussion, summarize, illustrate, and look up definitions to unfamiliar words. PLUS, the kids seem to really enjoy doing their jobs.
3. It makes grading and accountability EASY!
On our first day of Book Clubs, the students are required to create a schedule for their group. My teaching partner and I allow them to decide the number of chapters that they will read in class and for homework each day. We usually write the dates in which students will have "Book Club time" on the board so that students can plan accordingly. Both times that we have used Book Clubs after testing, we have given them eight days to complete their book. You can check out my reading schedules at the end of this post for FREE!