Book Club: Booktalks for Upper Elementary and Middle School

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This is a drop-in club that meets once per month. Our virtual book club is not like most. While this is a drop-in club that meets once per month, there is a spin: we don’t designate what book you will read! You will join your peers to learn about what they’ve read!

Description

Meets for 45-60 minutes once per month. This is a drop-in club, so students will enroll each month they’d like to attend. This class has a minimum of 5 students per meeting to encourage conversation and sharing. 

booktalk is an informal oral recommendation about a book that you really enjoyed reading. These are usually 5-10 minutes per student, and are unscripted. Our virtual book club is not like most. While this is a drop-in club that meets once per month, there is a spin: we don’t designate what book you will read! You will join your peers to learn about what they’ve read. Each participant chooses a book they enjoy. Here’s how this works:

  • In our first meeting, I will introduce book talks by giving one myself and discussing how the process works and best practices.
  • Between classes, students will read an appropriate-leveled book (I can help find one if needed). Then, each student will record information about their book on the assigned handout.
  • During classes, each student will present their recorded information to the group. As a group, we will discuss the book and ask relevant questions.

What makes this class so different from traditional class book clubs is that in my book club, students have the opportunity to present a book they truly enjoy and want to read versus a book they’re assigned as a group. The class is challenged by me to read books their classmates present if that book sounds interesting to them, but they are not required to. One of the biggest benefits of this class is that students are given the opportunity to discuss and analyze literature in a moderated setting that encourages growth mindset and sharing of new information. This is a great way to get reluctant readers interested in reading and sharing information.

Schedule

This class is drop in. You may attend one or all of the sessions listed. Please state the month in the notes section when you enroll. 

Wed Sep 19, 3:30pm – 4:30pm Eastern

Wed Oct 17, 3:30pm – 4:30pm Eastern

Wed Nov 14, 3:30pm – 4:30pm Eastern

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