Scheduling is a key component to running BookNook at your school or site. The time constraints of schedules already place and availability of personnel can be a challenge. Keep in mind that BookNook is high useful part of your instructional and/or after school day to help make sure students are reading at grade level. Here are some helpful tips to help you schedule (our nifty scheduling spreadsheet is also attached to this document):
- BookNook has 45, 30, and 15 minutes session options for maximum flexibility: when thinking about scheduling, you might not always have a full 45 minutes to work with students. Consider how you can be creative with our other session types.
- Think about what activities students can be pulled from for BookNook: what subjects or activities do you think students can be pulled from during the day while receiving support with BookNook. Many schools opt to have students pulled out of social science or use BookNook during small group reading time. After school is also a great option!
- What is the availability of your guides? This is a huge one - whether your guides are school staff, volunteers, or other students, scheduling with them is going to be part of the puzzle and you may have to make some concessions with student scheduling to make it work.