Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Welcome to Junior Book Club 2011/12

Hello to all book club members for 2011/12.  I am very excited to launch our junior book club for the year and would like to share a little bit about how book club will work :)

When and Where do we meet?  Starting up again in mid October we will meet every 6 weeks on a Wednesday night at 7.15 pm via Elluminate.  We go right through until the end of May.  Sessions last for about an hour..sometimes a little longer.  You need to do the participant Elluminate tutorial to become part of our group, and most of our students learn at the first session:) 

What do you need?
A good microphone headset, and time to read the books and come to meetings.
A public library card or access to a library to borrow books.
All books are reviewed by myself, and "clubbers",  for suitability and enjoyment for both boys and girls.

What do we do?  We chat about books, pray for each other and discuss literacy, suggest new books, read and celebrate our creative writing, and generally get to know each other:)

This coming year there will be prizes at each meeting, and an author reading somewhere in the year!

I want to thank all my previous book club members for blessing me this year with amazing conversation, along with their supportive parents who encouraged them to fulfill their literacy goals.

Here is the list of possible reads for next year!  Students will get to vote from this list for this year.  We will start with Pilgrim's Progress as our first book, and once you have emailed me of your interest you are encouraged to start reading.  Please note the free ebook version below.

Fahrenheit 451.

Pilgrim's Progress.   Free E book.

Silverwing.  Kenneth Oppel.

Call of the Wild.  Jack London.

Moby Dick.  Herman Mellville.

Owls in the Family.  Farley Mowat.

The Mistmantle Chronicles

Treasure Island. Robert.  Louis Stevenson.

Mixed Up Tales of Mrs Basil Frankweiler.  El Konigsberg.

Stormbreaker.  Anthony Horowitz

We will be using this blog as our launching pad, and I hope all book clubbers will be able to contribute their book reviews or communications via the blog.  .  Maybe they want to start their own blog and share their own reading as well:)  All meeting times and updates will be posted to this site.  If you have a student in grade 9/10 please contact Kathy Strebchuck kstrebchuck@onlineschool.ca and for grade 11/12 please contact April Mcleod amcleod@onlineschool.ca

Have fun reading this year!!

God Bless
Pippa Davies
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