Does your child love to read? Do you want her to improve her reading skills? Does he love to talk about stories over and over?
A book club for kids is one of the best ways to combine learning and fun! This course is designed to develop your young student’s interest for reading, as well as provide a great way to make reading social for those who crave an outlet to share their reading love. These social gatherings help all kids go deeper into the books they read to boost comprehension and their connections between the text and themselves, the world, and other books.
As we read books from a variety of genres together, we will spend time in class discussing each using many creative methods. These may include, but are not limited to:
- Acting out scenes
- Building projects (legos, play doh, etc)
- Making a book commercial
- Art projects
- Write stories or articles
- Watching a movie adaptation after reading the corresponding book
- Sharing a yummy treat related to the book
- Good old-fashioned talking
This year we are in Section A of our 3-year Elementary Book Club rotation. A student can join us for all 3 years of Book Club in any order they wish. Each year’s book list is completely different than the others, and students are encouraged to participate in more than one year. This year’s book list includes “Mr Popper’s Penguins”, “The Blue Fairy Book”, “Charlottes’ Web”, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, “ Robin Hood” and more. A complete book list for the year will be handed out at registration. (Each student will need to have access to each book)
Feedback from current book club student’s parent:
“This was S…‘s favorite class by far. He is not a natural reader, and this class made him want to read the books and join in the fun discussion with friends. Very thankful!!”
Class homework assignments: light – each student will be expected to read the assigned books within deadlines, and participate in class projects
Supply Fee: $75
Tutor: Debbie Vaughn
COVID-19 Contingency Plan:
In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom for the 2020-21 school year, I will make the following adjustments to this class.
Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via a video chat service. Class discussion regarding books will be held during this time, and projects can be presented this way as well. Written assignments can be submitted electronically, and feedback will be provided electronically. Group projects and group collaboration will be encouraged via online methods, but adjustments will be made as needed.
Our plan is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin OR cancel CLASSROOM meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation changes. Our goal is to keep family safe and engaged during this unprecedented time.