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Book Groups for 2nd & 3rd Graders

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1Winnies
Sep 30, 2008, 9:50pm

Hi, I am putting together a book group for 2nd & 3rd graders. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

2carol50
Août 18, 2009, 6:25pm

Hi Winnies,
I would use read-aloud books with activities following the presentation. Try Jim Trelease's The Read-Aloud Book, 6th ed. It has some fabulous suggestions. Try The Kids' Book Club Book by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp for some great suggestions with activities.
For new books, I've read some that you could use: Orangutan Tongs: Poem to Tangle your Tongue by Jon Agee; Crocodile Safari by Jim Arnosky; The Plot Chickens by Mary Jane Auch; Our Abe Lincoln by Barbara McClintock; anything by Nic Bishop; Chicken Little by Rebecca and Ed Emberley; The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett; Tsunami!! by Ed Young; I Want to Be Free by Joseph Slate; Adventures in Cartooning by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost; You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?! by Jonah Winter.
Hope this helps. Let me know how things go, won't you?

3Elizabeth22
Modifié : Déc 21, 2009, 2:26pm

When I was in third grade my mom and I started a mother daughter book club. Our very first book was Baby by Patricia Maclachlan. We would have a book discussion, where each daughter and mother included a question, and then the girl who chose the book "led" the discussion (read the questions), followed by a potluck dinner that was related to the book and an activity that also related to the book. For example, when we read Number the Stars we ate traditional passover food, and when we read Jacob Have I Loved we learned how to play poker (with goldfish crackers instead of money).

The book club lasted until we graduated from college! And it really helped us learn critical reading skills. Obviously, when we first started, the mothers did more of the discussion leading, but as the years went by, the daughters shouldered more of the responsibilty.

Hope this helps! I really think book clubs are great ideas. We even got some authors to come to our meetings when we read their book. The visit that stands out in my mind is Faith Sullivan, who wrote Cape Ann.

4NoraMaher
Juin 27, 2012, 12:26pm

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