Glory Be Book Club Teacher’s Guide


This book club is to be paired with C.I.A. Unit of Study: Historical Fiction – Glory Be, 3.4. This book club has three texts selected for third grade that matches the genre and subject of the paired read-aloud, Glory Be. They are Julian’s Glorious Summer, written by Ann Cameron; Abby Takes a Stand, written by Patricia McKissack; and Freedom Train, written by Evelyn Coleman. All three books connect well to Glory Be by expanding students’ understanding of right and wrong.  Abby Takes a Stand and Freedom Train both continue to develop students’ interest in the Civil Rights Movement.  Click here to look inside!

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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.

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.