This summer, get engaged in the new Reading to Make a Difference Facebook group and book club! Authors Lester Laminack and Katie Kelly have created an online book club based off of their book, Reading to Make a Difference, in which teachers will have a space to collaborate and discuss the ideas and framework outlined in the book. Each week, discussion questions will be posted focusing on different chapters of the book and the club will even feature teachers from the book with their own classroom examples.
In this Book Talk Live, we spoke with Lester and Katie about the book club and they revealed some of the inspiration behind the book, and their foundation for diverse and inclusive literature practices.
Check out the video below and be sure to join the Reading to Make a Difference Facebook Group to become a part of the summer reading fun!
Lester L. Laminack is Professor Emeritus at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina where he received two awards for excellence in teaching. Lester is now a full-time writer and consultant working with schools throughout the United States and abroad. You can connect with Lester on his website, LesterLaminack.com, or on Twitter at @Lester_Laminack.
Katie Kelly is an Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of the Literacy Graduate Program at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina where she teaches literacy methods for elementary learners, literacy assessment and instruction, and practicum with an emphasis on literacy coaching. You can connect with her on Twitter at @ktkelly14.