Volume 20 - March 2022
NEW! Book Club in a Bag
Novels in Verse Read
Who says we all have to read the same novel? Not us!
Thanks to our models, Ms. Ehmen (Biology) and Mrs. Jacobs (English) in the New Tech community for showing off our stylish new bags!
We can collect resources dedicated to learning how to make/create and in some cases, provide the supplies as well.
DC Library Book Club in a Bag Kits Are Here!
We are excited to share that Book Club kits are here. We were so inspired by the Book Club Kits created by our awesome partners at the Indianapolis Public Library that we decided to bring it directly to DCHS!
There are 25 Book Club Kit bags housed in the library media center to be used for class literature circles. If you're thinking, this is "just an English thing" then think again! How can Book Club Kit bags be utilized outside of the traditional, "let's all read the same book and then talk about it"?
- Genre studies
- Author studies
- Setting studies
- Biography studies
- How-to materials (calligraphy, origami, crochet, knit, drawing)
- Theme studies
- Banned book studies
We are open to suggestions from our teaching colleagues!!
New Book 'n Bake Club
Our gatherings will focus upon our love of reading first and foremost, but also a love (or desire to learn) of baking/cooking. Sometimes there will be a loose connection (we'll make our own snacks!) and other times we will focus upon learning about the cuisine of the time of the setting, or location. Who knows where imagination will take us??
Book 'n Bake Club is a new venture for us, so it will be fun to build that ship as we float! We anticipate bi-weekly meetings on Thursdays, after school, to take advantage of the activity bus for our non-drivers.
Here are some fun ideas we are dreaming up*:
- Share the 1 or 2 books that "hooked" you on reading when you were first learning to read and explore stories. Why did you connect?
- Biography Day - what is your favorite biography and why?
- Share a paragraph - Read a short passage that had an impact on you when you first read it. Your passage can be LOL- funny or choke you up sad....what emotion came out and why?
- What book did you dislike so much that you flat out could not finish it? Why?
- Cookbook exploration - Do you or your family have a go-to recipe? Is it from a book? Bring it! Can you make the recipe?
- Bring a work by your favorite author....why is he/she/they your favorite?
- Historical Fiction - what time period is your favorite? Share a favorite book from this genre! What can we learn to bake from that time period?
*Each session will include a short reading (aloud) to solidify the topic/theme of the day.