Deuschle, K. (2017). Using parent book clubs to build a school-wide reading community. Knowledge Quest, 46(2), 16-20. Retrieved from http://libaccess.sjlibrary.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=125991978&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Deuschle describes how she implemented a parent book club to create a community of readers. She gives a detailed, easy-to-replicated, description of how she organized the book club in order to keep it simple for both her and her students’ busy parents. The club’s activities consisted of mostly email-initiated contact with two events per year.
I found this to be an interesting idea, that seems relatively simple to implement, yet has the possibility to make a big difference. The positive effect Deuschel describes also makes sense considering that the biggest indicator of a student being an avid reading is if their parents are readers.