This product is a great way to kickoff a student book club using the Jim Benton series Dear Dumb Diary. I created this to have a series of excitement-building activities to get my girls excited about their first ever Lunch Bunch Book Club and to work in some character education on issues that girls this age face: bullies, gossip, fitting in, etc.
Included in this product is a list of activities and resources for the first book in the series (Let's Pretend This Never Happened) and a student invitation to hand out to your group. Depending on how much your students want to discuss, you can easily use these activities for the first book over the course of four or five 30-minute lunch periods.
You could also modify and use the activities for literature circles with a hands-on twist, but some activities require adult supervision!