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Kids and teens should read and write even when they are out of school. Why is this so important?

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Start Your Own Book Club

 

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Start Your Own Book Club

Grades 3 – 5
Activity Time 30 minutes to one hour, as often as they like!
Activity Author

Jaime R. Wood

Jaime R. Wood

Portland, Oregon

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

Activity Description

Why This Is Helpful

 

Activity Description

Book clubs have come back as a popular way to allow readers to discuss books in an informal setting. Children can enjoy the same kind of community-building experience by meeting with friends to choose, read, and discuss books together. Their meetings can come to life with discussions, arts and crafts, and activities. Different book clubs will need different amounts of adult supervision, so provide guidance but don't be afraid to step back and let them run the show!

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Why This Is Helpful

By interacting with their favorite books, children can increase their comprehension and ability to discuss what they know. When children meet with their friends to complete art projects and Web-based activities, they turn reading into a social activity, and that encourages them to keep reading.

This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan "Book Clubs: Reading for Fun."

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