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Hi All-I am starting the first book club in my middle school (we don't have club time-it is an after school club).

I have done some research about book clubs, but most info is geared toward adults. I am in touch with our city library and they have offered some help (ex. book club sets for lending, but quantities are small).

We want to read the same book (so far there are 30 members-first meeting is next month) so everyone will have to buy or borrow a copy. I realize that is a deterrent-we are working on 'book scholarships' and hope that as we move forward we will figure out how to resolve this issue or alter our plan. We will break out into smaller groups. We also want to have activities other than book discussion (creative writing/art related to the current book, published on paper or electronically, social events for the whole school).

For middle schoolers, how many pages a week seem reasonable, considering regular school assignments?

I was thi...See More
47 This may not answer all of your questions, but I have a suggestions for dealing the problem of acquiring/buying 30 books of the same title. Pick a theme, topic, subject and let each reader choose A BOOK at his or her level, and when you meet, each reader will have something to contribute on common ground. This will also encourage readers to check o...See More
Jan 2, 2009
Teri On 12/30/08, 1st Book Club in School wrote: > Hi All-I am starting the first book club in my middle > school (we don't have club time-it is an after school > club). > > I have done some research about book clubs, but most info > is geared toward adults. I am in touch with our city > library and they have offered some help (ex. ...See More
Jan 3, 2009
fb On 12/30/08, 1st Book Club in School wrote: > Hi All-I am starting the first book club in my middle > school (we don't have club time-it is an after school > club). > > For middle schoolers, how many pages a week seem > reasonable, considering regular school assignments? > > I was thinking of meeting 2x's a month for an hour...See More
Jan 4, 2009


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