Question: What can we learn from practices in adult book clubs that might be used in literary discussions in the classroom?
Answer:> Avoid monopolizing the selection of books for discussion by having a clearly stated procedure.
> Participants should use their experience in interpreting the text.
> Participant should extend conversations by building on others’ responses.
Title: “Practices of Productive Adult Book Clubs.” R Beach and S Yussen. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (October 2011), 121-131.