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Start Your Own Book Club
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Activity Time||30 minutes to one hour, as often as they like!|
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!
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."