Talking Texts is a guide for teachers to the steps and strategies of implementing text clubs in many forms-- fiction and nonfiction book clubs, textbook clubs, article clubs, and even poetry clubs--in the classroom. All strategies presented are applicable to any discipline so that text clubs can be employed across the curriculum in any grade level.
I first met Lesley Roessing in 2010 through the Coastal Savannah Writing Project where she Founding Director. Since that time, I have been her most eager student, gleaning her rich and innovative ideas for use in my classroom and in professional development with colleagues. I have been excited for each new book and have used the ideas found in them to transform the way that I teach and the ideas that I present to others. This book will be no exception. Teachers are hungry for books that offer proven, practical ideas that cover a multitude of ages and types of learners. More than that, they are eager for ideas that move their students from being reluctant readers to a place where they find their voice and are eager to share ideas found within the pages of a book. I believe that Talking Texts will do just that.--Barbara Grimm, Principal, Davidson River School