For our lunchtime bookclub, we try to find themes for August and January that will draw students in. These particular meetings are designed to be a “bring your own book” meeting, so students won’t feel pressured to get the title we are reading, but instead allow students to check it out and see if it is something they might want to become a part of. Our August meeting was literally a “bring your own book” where kids could bring any title. We wanted to change up the January meeting while maintaining the byob format, so we came up with the theme, “Books @ the Movies.” For our January lunch time book club, our kids are encouraged to bring any book that has been a movie. We have se t no other limits. During this meeting, which happens this Friday, we hope to hear a resounding reminder from all the participants that the books are always better than the movies!
We have designed a Kahoot using pictures from the films based on books, and see who can the fastest with accuracy identify books based on a scene or actor in character. We’ve selected which have books physically sitting on our shelves. There are plenty more.
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We plan to do another surprise BYOB lunchtime meeting in March, as we explore interest in Manga and graphic novels too. We are going to ask the kids to bring any title to this meeting to share with the group. That should be interesting, and maybe even grow into a separate book club/film group.