The Kid's Book Club: Lively Reading and Activities for Grades 1-3

The Kid's Book Club: Lively Reading and Activities for Grades 1-3

The Kid's Book Club: Lively Reading and Activities for Grades 1-3

The Kid's Book Club: Lively Reading and Activities for Grades 1-3

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How do we instill a love of reading in our children? By sharing quality books and introducing the talented individuals who write and illustrate them. Book discussions and activities such as games, crafts, and puzzles also develop a deeper appreciation of the story.

Host a book club in your library or classroom, and you will see children devouring books. For forty-five to sixty minutes each week, children will have an opportunity to express their viewpoints, be creative, thoughtful, and engaged. Everyone, including you, will have a great time. Nothing can be more thrilling than seeing children learn—and enjoying the process.

Reading clubs are not new, but many reserve this activity for students in fourth grade and higher. The Kids' Book Club: Lively Reading and Activities for Grades 1–3 is designed for public librarians, media specialists, and teachers working with children in first through third grades. The authors developed this book after many years of conducting successful book clubs for emerging and beginning readers.

The first chapter gives information on planning and implementing a successful book club. It covers suggestions for publicity, obtaining multiple copies of the books to be read, discussion guidelines, an introductory letter to parents, and what to do at that first meeting with the children. The remaining fifteen chapters provide book discussion sessions complete with questions, author and illustrator biographies from personal interviews, worksheets, games, activities, and crafts for you to conduct innovative reading clubs in your library or classroom.

It is the authors' hope that your book clubs are rewarding and enjoyable experiences. It is a thrill to see children brimming with enthusiasm as they arrive for the book club meeting. As the young people participate in the activities and voice their opinions during the discussion, you know that you are developing a lifelong appreciation for reading and learning.

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