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1.
Literature Circles : Voice and Choice in the Student-Centered Classroom
by Harvey Daniels


Stenhouse Pub
Paperback
(November 1994)


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5 out of 5 stars
Language and Learning, June 1996
Overall this is a very readable book, one which is a blend of theory and practice and which shows anyone interested in knowing about literature circles what they are and how to use them. I have really benefited tremendously from reading this book, the style is easy to follow and Daniels writes in a... Read more

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Lively Discussions : Fostering Engaged Reading
by Linda B. Gambrell(Editor), Janice F. Almasi (Editor)


Intl Reading Assn
Paperback - 332 pages
(July 1, 1996)


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Book Description
Transform your classroom into an interactive environment where students are empowered to share ideas and explore the wonderful world of literature. "Lively Discussions!" not only emphasizes why classroom discussion is important, but also offers "how to" advice on implementing specific strategies.

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Circles of Sisterhood : A Book Discussion Group Guide for Women of Color
by Pat Neblett


Writers & Readers
Paperback
(December 1996)


$2.80

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Quarterly Black Review, Leslie Lockhart
... for the novice or those who may need a bit of help with the details, Circles of Sisterhood is a gem. Read more

4.   Order and Chaos (The Great Books Foundation 50th Anniversary Series)

Great Books Foundation
Paperback - 308 pages
(June 1997)


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Book Description
A Great Books Foundation anthology for book discussion groups, including questions for discussion. Since 1947, the publications and shared inquiry method of the Great Books Foundation have helped people around the world organize and maintain thriving book discussion groups. Over the years, countless... Read more

5.   Identity and Self-Respect (The Great Books Foundation 50th Anniversary Series)

Great Books Foundation
Paperback - 282 pages
(June 1997)


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Book Description
A Great Books Foundation anthology for book discussion groups, including questions for discussion. Since 1947, the publications and shared inquiry method of the Great Books Foundation have helped people around the world organize and maintain thriving book discussion groups. Over the years, countless... Read more

6.
Peer Talk in the Classroom : Learning from Research
by Jeanne R. Paratore(Editor), Rachel L. McCormack (Editor)


Intl Reading Assn
Paperback - 256 pages
(January 1, 1998)


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5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
This book will help teachers and researchers uncover the connections between what is known about language and literacy acquisition and how teachers can create conditions for peer talk in a variety of settings. "Peer Talk in the Classroom" sets itself apart from most texts because it describes the... Read more

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The Book Club Connection : Literacy Learning and Classroom Talk (Language and Literacy Series (Teachers College Press (Cloth)))
by Susan I. McMahon(Editor), et al


Teachers College Pr
Hardcover - 352 pages
(April 1997)
$54.00

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The Reading Connection : Bringing Parents, Teachers, and Librarians Together
by Elizabeth Knowles, Martha Smith


Teacher Ideas Pr
Paperback - 118 pages
(March 1997)
$23.00

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Midwest Book Review
Teachers and librarians can tap a powerful source for motivating children to read by involving parents and creating a partnership between home and school. The Reading C onnection: Bringing Parents, Teachers, And Librarians Together shows educators how to encoura ge literacy and reading by... Read more

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Sharing Words : Theory and Practice of Dialogic Learning (Critical Perspectives Series)
by Ramon Flecha


University Press of America
Paperback - 128 pages
(April 2000)


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5 out of 5 stars
ALBINO SANTOS, March 14, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Words worth sharing
I had read this book's review in the Harvard Educational Review and I had very much anticipated its release, because it seemed to offer a unique look at education, its beneficiaries, and its methods. I must admit the book has measured up to all that deal of anticipation.

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10.   Politics, Leadership, and Justice (Great Books Foundation 50th Anniversary Series.)

Great Books Foundation
Paperback - 456 pages
(April 1998)


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Book Description
A Great Books Foundation anthology for book discussion groups, including questions for discussion. Since 1947, the publications and shared inquiry method of the Great Books Foundation have helped people around the world organize and maintain thriving book discussion groups. Over the years, countless... Read more

11.   The Evil and the Guilty (Great Books Foundation 50th Annniversary Series.)

Great Books Foundation
Paperback - 250 pages
(November 1997)


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Book Description
A Great Books Foundation anthology for book discussion groups, including questions for discussion. Since 1947, the publications and shared inquiry method of the Great Books Foundation have helped people around the world organize and maintain thriving book discussion groups. Over the years, countless... Read more

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The Reading Group Handbook : Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Own Book Club
by Rachel W. Jacobsohn


Hyperion (P)
Paperback - 240 pages
Revised edition (April 1998)

$9.56
$2.39

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4.5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, May 26, 1999 4 out of 5 stars
A great 'warts and all' reference
So... you know you love reading, you want a good excuse to get together with others who love to read and you think you'll start a book club. Great - read this book! Not only does Jacobsohn cover what you'd expect (like providing a multitude of suggested reading lists) but she covers the issues you... Read more

 


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Book Club : A Literature-based Curriculum

Small Planet Communications
Paperback - 296 pages



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Teachers can introduce students to the wonderful world of books and increase their understanding of literature with this remarkable program. Featuring informative interviews with educators and students who have used Book Club in their classrooms, the video illustrates how the book club program... Read more

14.   Family Book Sharing Groups : Start One in Your Neighborhood!
by Marjorie R. Simic, Eleanor C. MacFarlane (Contributor)


Grayson Bernard Pub
Paperback - 44 pages
(January 1995)
+ $1.85 special surcharge
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From Booklist
Family book-sharing groups are small neighborhood or community units designed to encourage reading at home by children and by families. Certainly many who find little time for reading will wonder where the time and energy will appear to generate and participate in such a major project. However, the... Read more

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More Reading Connections : Bringing Parents, Teachers, and Librarians Together
by Elizabeth Knowles, Martha Smith


Libraries Unlimited
Paperback
(October 1999)
$26.50

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16.   Sharing Words : Theory and Practice of Dialogic Learning (Critical Perspectives Series)
by Ramon Flecha


University Press of America
Hardcover
(February 2000)


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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
ALBINO SANTOS, March 14, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Words worth sharing
I had read this book's review in the Harvard Educational Review and I had very much anticipated its release, because it seemed to offer a unique look at education, its beneficiaries, and its methods. I must admit the book has measured up to all that deal of anticipation.

In "Sharing Words"... Read more

 


17.   Great Books and Small Groups
by James A. Davis, Ruth Gebhard


Greenwood Publishing Group
Hardcover
(June 1977)
$59.50

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The Mother-Daughter Book Club : How Ten Busy Mothers and Daughters Came Together to Talk, Laugh and Learn Through Their Love of Reading (Stories to Gr
by Shireen Dodson, Teresa Barker (Contributor)


HarperCollins (paper)
Paperback - 304 pages
(May 1997)


$2.80

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5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Shireen Dodson was on vacation with her family when she decided she needed to find "a way to spend some special time" with her daughter. What she did was start a mother-daughter book club. In this sweet little book, Dodson offers practical advice about starting a similar club. The heart of the book,... Read more

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Talking About Books : A Step-By-Step Guide for Participating in a Book Discussion Group
by Marcia Fineman


Talking About Books
Paperback
(November 1997)

$10.16
$1.79 (15%)

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Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
The author, Marcia Fineman TalkBook@aol.com , September 21, 1998
Clear, Concise and Easy to Use.
As book discussion groups have become more and more popular, because of my background in reading education and because of my love of participating in book discussion groups, many people have asked me about how to get a group started and what to do once the members come together. While there are... Read more

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The Book Group Book : A Thoughtful Guide to Forming and Enjoying a Stimulating Book Discussion Group
by Ellen Slezak(Editor), Margaret Eleanor Atwood


Chicago Review Pr
Paperback - 338 pages
2nd edition (October 1995)




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4.5 out of 5 stars
Publishers Weekly
The essays dispense insights about the emotional and pragmatic workings of groups of all sizes and orientations. Read more

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The Reading Group Book : The Complete Guide to Starting and Sustaining a Reading Group, With Annotated Lists of 250 Titles for Provocative Discussion
by David Laskin, Holly Hughes (Contributor)


Plume
Paperback - 183 pages
(February 1995)

$9.56
$2.39

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4 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Reading groups have skyrocketed in popularity, and now there's a complete guide to starting and sustaining a reading group--with annotated lists of 250 titles for provocative discussion. Filled with funny and insightful stories from book group members, independent booksellers, and even a... Read more

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What to Read : The Essential Guide for Reading Group Members and Other Book Lovers
by Mickey Pearlman


Harperperennial Library
Paperback - 351 pages
Rev&Updtd edition (March 1999)


$2.80

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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist
Pearlman draws her advice on how to organize a reading group straight from 10 group experts from across the U.S. Their advice is scanty and superficial, especially when compared with The Reading Group Companion. But Pearlman offers 33 excellent bibliographies--annotated lists of mysteries, sf,... Read more

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The Go on Girl! : Book Club Guide for Reading Groups : Works Worth Reading : Chats With Our Favorite Authors : Tips for Starting and Sustaining a lite
by Monique Greenwood, et al


Little Brown & Company
Paperback - 320 pages
(April 1999)

$11.96


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5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
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Reading Group Journal : Notes in the Margin
by Martha Burns, Alice Dillon


Abbeville Press, Inc.
Hardcover - 192 pages
Spiral edition (October 1999)

$13.56
$3.39

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Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
The author, Martha Burns and Alice Dillon , February 18, 2000
Sisters Create a Keepsake for readers
My sister and I live on opposite sides of the country but we did not let that stop us when we came up with the idea for our journal for reading group members. The actual idea come to us while we were attending the Southwest Writers Workshop Conference in our hometown of Albuquerque. We couldn't wait... Read more

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