Monday, September 16, 2013

Book Club 2013-2014


When: 11:45 to 12:45, Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting September 18 

Where: In the library

Dear students, parents /guardians,

Dewson’s book club is all about reading. As you know, reading is a vital skill since students are limited in what they can accomplish without good reading and comprehension skills. Reading helps children (and adults) focus on what someone else is communicating. It leads to good listening skills. Reading allows students to discover new things. Books, magazines and even the Internet are great learning tools which require the ability to read and understand what is read. Students who know how to read can educate themselves in any area of life they are interested in. Reading also develops the imagination. TV and computer games have their place, but they are more like amusement. With reading, a person can go anywhere in the world...or even out of it! They can be a king, or an adventurer, or a princess, etc. The possibilities are endless... 

How does it work?

Students bring their lunch and come directly to the library at the sound of the bell. 30 minutes should be allowed to eat, enjoy each other's company and discuss books.

 
The last 30 minutes should be used to go over any book club business such as

·         selecting and promoting the month's selections (our members’ favorite books)

·         participate in a collective Read-aloud of fiction  or chapter book

·         designing the school entrance display, bulletin board

·         creating posters using art work or computer programs, to promote library events such as book fairs

·         writing a post on the library blog 

·         participate to Just Read It!

·         but more importantly:

READ FOR PLEASURE

 

Expectations:

Students are expected to attend each session and participate positively. If a student is absent for 2 consecutive sessions for reasons other than illness they may be asked to leave. Students who attend all book club sessions will be rewarded with a free book of their reasonable choice from Scholastic.

 
Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
Mme Gaudreault

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