Summer Book Club Discussion

This week, we’ll share what we read for summer reading in small groups and with the whole class. First, on Wednesday, you’ll meet in small groups “book clubs” with other students who read the same summer reading book. Together you’ll discuss the book, especially the parts that you found most interesting as a reader.

Tuesday Night (due Wednesday)

To prepare for this discussion, please come to class on Wednesday, 9/9, with your summer reading books. Review the books and choose the three most compelling, interesting, or thought-provoking parts in each book. Mark these parts by inserting three post-it notes into your book. On each post-it note, write down a few sentences that describe why this part of the story stood out to you.

To recap: When you come to class on Wednesday, bring both of your summer reading books, each one with its three post-it notes marked inside.

Wednesday’s Class

During class, you and your book club group will discuss your summer reading using the American Library Association’s “book club” discussion questions. You may want to review the questions ahead of time, which can be found by clicking here.

Thursday’s Class

Your group will prepare and present a 10-minute book talk to the rest of the class about your book. Your book talk should include the same components that were modeled in the All the Bright Places book talk from last week. Click here for the guidelines on how to give a book talk.

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