While our official book club did not continue in a formal way at our school, we always recommend "Comprehension & Collaboration - Inquiry Circles in Action" by Stephanie Harvey & Harvey Daniels to colleagues. This resource remains a staple in our teacher library and it continues to be a reference for the inquiry approach to teaching in our school. The book club approach was the best way for us to tackle a different approach to teaching and for all of us to have the same understanding of what inquiry can look like in a classroom.

Chapter 3 - What We Know About Collaboration
  1. If success with small groups depends on students' social skills, how can we incorporate ways for students to learn productive ways of interacting with others into our curriculum and teaching?
  2. Reflect on the six dimensions small groups need. How could you make this part of the community building activities in your classroom?
  3. Using the chart on "How Proficient Collaborators Think and ACT," assess your own students' social skills and consider ways to strengthen them. Or directly ask your students to list the attributes of effective small-group members and then hold a discussion around the chart. Share the results with members of the study group.
Please note- questions are provided by Heinemann - publisher of this professional resource