Thursday, December 3, 2015

Book Club

By S.B. Age 14

Book Club meets twice a month and is taught by Ms. Melissa M. This is the fourth time Ms. Melissa has taught Book Club. Past books have included To Kill a Mockingbird, Ender’s Game, Hatchet, A Wrinkle in Time, and The Book Thief.  In the last session, the older group ages 12-18 read Fahrenheit 451, a dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury that takes place in the future. The younger group ages 8-12 read Out of the Dust.

At a normal Book Club meeting, students discuss the book and ask any questions they may have. Each session ends with projects related to the assigned books. Students presented these at the final meeting and are free to get creative with their projects.

In the past, the book club participants were 90% girls, but this last session it was 90% boys.  Ms. Melissa said that she can’t decide which was more fun but she definitely knows which was quieter!