Virtual Summer Book Club

The Alliance for Excellence funded the organization and implementation of Virtual Summer Book Clubs for students entering grades 3 through 5.  To enrich their reading and writing over the summer, students took part in an electronic book club that required them to read a book and then communicate with other students and teachers via an online discussion.  Books, a reading schedule, and teacher feedback and instruction were provided to all students.  The books clubs helped students sustain or increase their fluency rates during the summer months, all while reading and comprehending complex literary texts independently.  Quantitative and qualitative data was use to measure the growth and success of this program.