April Book Club: Neville by Norton Juster and G. Brian Karas

Matt Renwick, an elementary principal in Wisconsin, selected Neville by Norton Juster and G. Brian Karas as our April book. Don’t forget to download the printable bookmarks! They make a great way to invite a friend to join us! Don’t miss Matt’s articles and podcast below!

Get Involved

  1. Read the book.
  2. Share your thoughts on the Choice Literacy Book Club Padlet. We love using this tool in classrooms with students, as well as for professional learning with teachers. Don’t be shy!
  3. Be creative and share inspiration on your social media channels. Recipes, songs, quotes, and memes are all ways to connect with one another and deepen our thinking about the book. Tag your posts with #ChoiceLiteracyBookClub. You’ll find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
  4. At the end of the month, Choice Literacy contributors gather for a book club discussion. You can listen in on the podcast as we take inspiration from the Padlet and the hashtag #ChoiceLiteracyBookClub.

 

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Meet Matt

Matt Renwick was March’s Featured Contributor. You can read two of his articles and listen to our conversation about empowering readers on the podcast. All are linked below. Matt Renwick is an elementary principal who writes at Read by Example and tweets @ReadByExample. He is a veteran public educator, working first as a classroom teacher and now serving as the school leader at Mineral Point Elementary School (Mineral Point, Wisconsin). Matt’s educational writing and consultant work focus primarily on literacy instruction, school leadership, and technology integration. He has spoken at national conferences, including ASCD, ISTE, NAESP, NCTE, as well as facilitated workshops and professional learning experiences.

Articles
One Text. One Conversation. Many Possibilities.

Matt Renwick explores ways in which whole-class conversations around one text can build a strong community as understanding is co-constructed.

Building Writer Relationships with Author Studies

Matt Renwick shares creative ways teachers in his school celebrate authors.

Building Empathy Through Reading Podcast with Matt Renwick

Matt Renwick discusses empowering readers on the podcast.

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