Internal University Online Offering

A SUMMER Online IU Offering

Illinois Reading Council Book Club

Join educators from all over the state in an online book club!

Read, reflect, and respond to Reading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst. This nine-week course, beginning June 12th, will focus on principles and strategies presented in Beers and Probst's text that will help students comprehend nonfiction text.


Participants who complete all assignments are eligible to receive 15 PD clock hours at the conclusion of the book club. The expected time commitment for participants is approximately 1.5-2.0 hours/week. (IU credit requires two 1/2 hour classes for 16 hours.)

Required for participation:

  • Gmail address (free at https://mail.google.com/). The Book Club uses Google Sites.
  • Text: Reading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst. Text available through Heinemann (http://www.heinemann.com).


Register online on June 1, 2016 at the "before" event to participate in the book club.


Book Club registration is FREE for IRC Members.

Book Club registration for non IRC members is $45, which includes IRC membership for one year (when you register for IRC, consider joining Prairie Area Reading Council).


IU credit is $110.

Those not taking the class for credit receive $14 an hour for the course (16 hours).


Sign up on My Learning Plan: Illinois Reading Council Summer Book Club

District 68 IU Requirements

Attend a 1/2 hour session on Wednesday, June 1st, 3:45-4:15 at Jefferson Junior High to sign up for the IRC Book Club and to set personal goals for the book club.


Complete the assignments required through IRC's book club Google Site.


Attend a 1/2 hour session on Tuesday, August 30th, 3:45-4:15 at Jefferson Junior High to discuss the experience and to provide evidence of successful completion from IRC.


If you are not a member of Illinois Reading Council, and you choose to participate, please consider selecting Prairie Area Reading Council as your local council.

IRC Book Club IU Class Before & After Events

Wednesday, June 1st, 3:45pm to Tuesday, Aug. 30th, 3:45pm

Jefferson Junior High School, Woodridge, IL Professional Development Center

June 1st is the "before" the event set up.

August 30th is the "after" the event completion.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.