We are currently working in Book Clubs in literacy class. Students, in groups of two or three, are reading and discussing the same text. Students are reading knowing that they will write about their reading every other night for homework. The responses are expected to take about 30 minutes for each entry and the goal is to show their thinking beyond the text. Ideas to write about include the "signposts," studied in our first reading unit, as well as strategies covered in current mini-lessons from our new mentor text, Home of the Brave, by Katherine Applegate.