Carol Hedrick, media coordinator at Pilot Elementary, supports an independent student-led book club by providing sets of age-appropriate, quality titles from which students choose. I was intrigued by this student-centered "pop-up" book club, so Carol offered to "interview" these students for a blog post:
Q: Who are the members of your club?
A: Danielle, Lucas, Abby, and Allison
Q: How do you choose a book?
A: We read the introduction of a book and discuss it. We decide if we think it is a book we would like to read. We usually look for fiction books that are longer and more challenging than the books we usually read.
Q: Once you choose a book, what happens next?
A: We read a certain section (we choose a stopping point together, usually a chapter). We take notes as we read.
Q: What happens after you read?
A: We discuss what we have read, usually during lunch and sometimes at recess.
Q: What days do you usually meet?
A: Fridays or Mondays because we have had time to read.
Q: How did your book club get started?
A: We were in the Media Center looking for books together, and we said, "Let's start a book club." We all thought it was a good idea.
Q: What are you reading now?
A: We are reading Savvy, and then we plan to read Scumble. We plan to read works by the same author, and possibly series.
Q: What sections of the Media Center are you using to find your books?
A: We have been looking at the sections containing EBOB books from last year and the year before.
We look forward to hearing more from this Book Club in the future! - Carol Hedrick
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