Book Club helps develop children's reading skills to the next level
9 - 13 years
Children should be fluent readers and enjoy reading in order to benefit from this club.
Day, time and location
Once a month (10 times each year)
Tuesday 18:00 - 19:30 OR
Thursday 18:00 - 19:30
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The Book Club is designed for competent English-speaking children aged 9-13 years old who are fluent readers. Children come to Book Club having read an agreed book.
We read a variety of books each year; as well as some exciting modern fiction by up-and-coming authors, we also cover classics, short stories, historical novels, and topical books. The aim is to challenge and inspire children with their reading and give them new ideas for their future independent reading. Each child will be given a reading journal so they can record their responses.
Over the course of the year, your child will:
read 10 awe-inspiring books from different genres
prepare a short presentation each month on a set topic
be familiar with, and use confidently, a variety of literacy terms such as protagonist, setting, cliff-hanger, climax and theme
discuss books and the topical issues they raise with a trained teacher and their English-speaking peer group. They will have the opportunity to express their opinions and ask questions.
participate in a different activity each month wide-ranging in nature
be able to dissect and analyse books with the new skills that will be developed. The great news is that these skills transfer to books in ANY language!
obtain new ideas for their future reading
sometimes "meet" online with authors and interview them. Here is a link to one of three interviews we conducted with Robin Stevens, author of the popular "Murder Most Unladylike" series: https://youtu.be/OZ90oQfHGIE
This is a truly dynamic book club that parents love and that children never want to leave!
The dates and book list will be given upon request.
What do parents think about the Book Club?
"I think the book club explores and opens up a new horizon of thought-provoking social, economic and emotional topics that my daughter would usually forego, but as part of the scheduled activity, she loves digging deeper and her awareness increases."
— Parent of a child attending the Links to Literacy Book Club