We invite students from all grades to attend k-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 book club this Wed. July 6th. Activities will be held at main branch children’s section Farmington Community Library Wednesday evenings. K-2 begins at 6 pm, Grades 3-8 begin at 6:30 pm.
The suggested protocol for the weekly book club: Children should read material the week prior, come prepared to discuss the night the book is listed, bring new words learned and additional questions. Each meeting will begin with a 7 minute mixer (lyric analysis, Destination Imagination Instant Challenge, open to new ideas to help kids become acquainted ) followed by group discussion. Extensions from materials can be explored. A current events portion may follow discussion. An adult facilitator is needed each evening to guide children in discussions, but the focus is to minimize adult facilitator and allow children to lead.
The grade levels are a suggestion. The goal is to be with peers. There is flexibility within the groups to go where your child is interested. Please visit www.farmlib.org and click on kids pages, or teens pages. There is a link for book talk books on the kids page, booklists for teens page to preview suggestions of books.
GRADE LEVEL READING LISTS
K-2: Please read one of Aesop’s Fables to share.
3-4: May choose to read the same as 5-6, however there are limited numbers of these books. Please come prepared with ideas of books to develop you own book list. Be prepared to share what you have been reading so far this summer.
5-6: See list below. A few parents are interested in meeting Thursdays due to scheduling conflict.
7-8: Use list below to begin. In addition please read National Geographic, June 2011 “The Secret Ingredients of Everything”. We will begin developing our current events plan.
Additional/supplementary groups may form based on genres such as non-fiction, fantasy, history, girls preferred or boys preferred.
Grades 5-6 and 7-8:
July 6th Sisters Grimm book 1, Michael Buxley
July 13th Lunch Money, Andrew Clements
July 20th 11 Birthdays, Wendy Mass
July 27th Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (Parents please review)
Aug. 3 Small Steps, Peg Kehret (nonfiction)
Aug 10th Earthquake Terror
Aug 17th proposed -Lightning Thief- party
Aug 24th proposed Red Pyramid, Riordan