Ideas for setting up and running a kids’ book club with a suggestion for a Chinese New Year’s book club. Using The Empty Pot, we’ll make origami cups and fortune tellers. We also have a candy chopstick game.
4th grade chapter book Savvy makes for a great book club. Here are ideas for a lunch book club with activity and other super power adventure chapter books suggestions too.
I’ve researched mystery chapter books for third grade in search of an author to visit my kids’ school via Skype.
For a reader challenge of poetry for a 5th grade girl book club, I recommend novels in verse with ideas for books and activities.
This Tuesday, we are exploring the country of Bangladesh, a country I know so little about that I didn’t actually know how to spell it. Thank you spell checker! I have included a brief history, selected a few children’s books, created an activity on alpanas, found some gorgeous jewelry and cooked an Indian recipe for Spicy Chickpeas.
My oldest child is now starting 6th grade which is Middle School where I live. She’s a voracious reader now but it wasn’t always so. I guess there are many, many reasons why kids don’t like to read and for her, it wasn’t the decoding or sitting still; it was the act of performing. She hates any kind of attention. A root canal is preferable to her over performing and reading out loud was a performance to her.
Hiking around a pine woods with a dog and soccer ball makes for the perfect book club for The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall.
We were fortunate to have Middle Grade Author Karen Day as a guest at our 6th Grade girls’ book club where they discussed changes, Middle School, A Million Miles from Boston, and wrote short stories inspired by her talk.
These tips are from Dr. Abby. I have more posts on Reluctant Readers here