5.5 The City of Ember Book Club Teacher Guide
The C.I.A. book club teacher’s guides by Sarah Collinge provide teachers with a logical and inspired continuation and extension of lessons conveyed in C.I.A. units of study. In C.I.A. book clubs, students are able to practice and develop the reading strategies used in the C.I.A. read-aloud in a small-group setting. Because the C.I.A. approach follows a consistent pattern across texts, teachers are able to teach whole-class mini-lessons that benefit all students while still addressing the individualized needs of each small group. Look inside the guide.
Each guide outlines how to place students in appropriate groupings, manage the differentiated instruction block, and engage students in authentic oral and written response. Scripted lessons are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and provide instruction for students who are below, on, and above grade-level standard in reading comprehension.
Collinge’s approach is highly effective and sustainable over time. Teachers will be amazed at how the C.I.A. approach simplifies the daily schedule, increases teacher efficacy, and increases students’ confidence as readers.