News From the Library–Jan. 17, 2014


Book Clubs Have Started in the Library!

The most important rule for all the clubs is to have fun reading!  Library Book Clubs are voluntary and books are chosen at a student’s independent reading level so that reading for the Book Clubs is a pleasurable and relaxing experience.  This also builds confidence and fluency as the children have the opportunity to practice the reading skills they have learned in the classroom.

Personalized bookmarks are given to members after they have read and reported on their first book.  Following is a brief summary of the clubs.

Grades 1 and 2 are the Bookworm Club.  Members read books from our Easy and Beginning Reader section.  After taking the book home, or keeping it in their desk at school, and after reading the entire book, members make an appointment with Mrs. Reid to read their favorite page either before school, at any recess, after school, or during their library time. Each time a book is finished it is entered on their “official” log and a sticker is awarded.  After each 6 books are read, members can choose a special prize.

Grade 3 is the Red Dot Book Club, so named for the red dots on the spines of many books in our collection that are especially chosen for readers who are ready to read chapter books.  After reading a “red dot book,” members write a book report, do a multimedia project using their laptop, or post a video book review on our blog.  After completing a book report or a project, members can choose a special prize.

Grades 4-6   New this year…..Book Club Bingo.  Students get a book club bingo card with different types of books in each square.   They read a book and do a project to earn a prize.  Projects include iPad book reports, written book reports, multimedia projects, and book review videos to post on the Library blog. A prize is given for each project, and a bonus for completing a row of five on the bingo card.

(In addition to book clubs, students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 have the opportunity to participate in Battle of the Books.  Practice meetings will begin in February.)



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