If you love to read and want to encourage your
students to develop a life-long love for reading, then a book
club is the perfect idea for you.
I have realized that my students do not have the
opportunity to read great literature. Our language arts book
contains only short stories or a few chapters of a novel. I
wanted to expose my students to complete works without
the pressure of feeling that they will be tested on the
vocabulary, comprehension, connection or response. I
want them to have the opportunity to read for the fun, joy
and love of it! I decided to invite students to a book club.
You many choose to have your book club during class,
lunch, before or after school. I have my book club once a
week before school. The students are asked to read two
chapters a week and then we meet to discuss what we
have read. Sometimes we just discuss our thoughts and
feelings (using the talking point cards). Other times, when
they are less talkative, I ask them to complete one of the
other fun activities. As this is a club, I do not grade their
work or require them to share. I want students to be excited
to read and to feel a connection with their classmates and
teacher over the love of a great book in a relaxed setting,
with no pressure.
I have included all you need to conduct an easy
and fun Book Club with minimal effort. All you need is to
Table of Contents:
Page 4: Book Club Invitation
Page 5: Book Club Invitation 2
Page 6-8: Talking Point Discussion Cards
Page 9: Activity one: Guess the character
Page 10: Activity two: Draw the character
Page 11: Activity three: Draw the setting
Page 12: Activity four: My Side of the Story; Using
Page 13: Activity five: Act out a scene
Page 14: Activity six: What would you have done?
Page 15: Activity seven: Favorite Part
Page 16: Activity eight: Different Ending
Page 17: Activity nine: Book Recommendation
Page 18- Activity ten: Next Book Club Book
Page 19- Next Book Club Recommendation 2 which book to choose!