Period 1:

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Period 7:

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Book Club Schedule

You should divide your book into 5 equal sections. For example, if your book has 100 pages, you should have five 20 page sections. You should read the appropriate section for each meeting.

Requirements:
  • One person should be assigned to bring in food/drinks for this meeting (A)
  • One person should be assigned to be the "meeting leader", keeping the group on task and responding to the week's assignment (listed below) (B)
  • One person will be reporter, providing a (no less than) 2 paragraph summary of the meeting (to be posted on the Wiki after class) (C)
  • One person will bring in 5 "Key Questions" for discussion during the meeting (D). These will be posted on the Wiki as well.

NOTE: If your book club has three members, the roles B and C should be combined; if your book club has five members, two students should take the role of D (5 questions each).

Week One: December 4

Topic: Characters (Section 1 out of 5 of your text)

Assignment:
1. On your group's wiki page, describe the main characters in your text. What makes them interesting? What is their story or background? Why are you drawn to them? Conversely, are there any characters that you just cannot stand? Why not? (B)
2. Person D should share his/her questions with the group, as well as post the questions on the group's wiki page
3. Person C should post the meeting summary on the group's wiki page after class.

Week Two: December 11

Topic: Language (Section 2 out of 5 of your text)

Assignment:
1. On your group's wiki page, discuss the type of language that your book contains. Is it easy to read? Conversational? "Classic"? Does it use a lot of words you don't understand? What grade level do you think the book is written at, and why? (B)
2. Person D should share his/her questions with the group, as well as post the questions on the group's wiki page.
3. Person C should post the meeting summary on the group's wiki page after class.

Week Three: December 18

Topic: Mood/Tone (section 3 out of 5 of your text)

Assignment:
1. On your group's wiki page, discuss the mood or tone of your book.What is the overriding emotion of this book? What examples back up your claim? (B)
2. Person D should share his/her questions with the group, as well as post the questions on the group's wiki page.
3. Person C should post the meeting summary on the group's wiki page after class.

Week Four: January 8

Topic: Themes/Images (section 4 out of 5 of your text)

Assignment:
1. On your group's wiki page, discuss the themes and images that your book contains. What are some of the images that are used? What do they seem to represent? Why do you think the author uses these images to convey his or her meaning?
2. Person D should share his/her questions with the group, as well as post the questions on the group's wiki page.
3. Person C should post the meeting summary on the group's wiki page after class.

Week Five: January 15 (LAST MEETING)

Topic: Responding to the Text (section 5 out of 5 of your text)

Assignment:
1. On your group's wiki page, discuss your final reflections on this book. Would you recommend it to peers? Why or why not? Has this topic been discussed more/less effectively in another book or books? Should this book be considered for the school's curriculum? (B)
2. Person D should share his/her questions with the group, as well as post the questions on the group's wiki page.
3. Person C should post the meeting summary on the group's wiki page after class.

BOOK CLUBS WILL BE ASSESSED Sunday, January 17. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PAGE IS FINISHED BY THAT DATE.