This paper highlights the two-year journey of an extra-curricular book club for teacher candidates as they explored children’s literature in order to further their teaching practice. Initial themes were confirmed and refined as the journey of the book club concluded after two years. A sociocultural theoretical framework guided this work and considered Cambourne’s (1988) conditions of learning, specifically immersion in texts, as well as the important role of social contexts in developing shared text meanings. A qualitative methodology, drawing on participatory action research (Kemmis & McTaggart, 2005) and taking a case study approach to sharing the "case" of this collaborative children’s literature book club, was used.
Scheffel, T., Cameron, C., Dolmage, L., Johnston, M., Lapensee, J., Solymar, K., Speedie, E., & Wills, M. (2018). A Collaborative Children's Literature Book Club for Teacher Candidates. Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts, 57 (1). Retrieved from https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol57/iss1/2