Allegany-Limestone Central School

Library & Media Services

Mrs. Grainer is holding a Book Club for 4th and 5th grade students only.

Students who join will need to read one book in a specific genre (for example: fantasy, nonfiction, realistic fiction, etc.) during the month.  Then they will need to turn in a sheet (provided by Mrs. Grainer at that first meeting) that lists the book’s title, author and number of stars (like amazon.com, for example: 1 star is I didn’t like it at all to 5 stars is I LOVED it!).  Then you need to write only 2-3 sentences describing what the book is about.  Finally, you need to pick 3 words or phrases that you feel BEST describe this book.  You will need to use the words on the bookmarks that you will get, or on the library walls for this part.  The Book Hooks to be created by Book Club members will be kept in a 3-ring binder in the library where everyone can see them.  There will also be lists of books that Mrs. Grainer will create on TeachingBooks.net.

5th graders will usually meet on the 1st Wednesday of every month:

  • October 10, 2017 (both groups to introduce Book Club)
  • November 7, 2017
  • December 5, 2017
  • January 9, 2018 (2nd Tuesday)
     
  • February 6, 2018
     
  • March 13, 2018 (2nd Tuesday, due to PreK Screening)
     
  • April 17, 2018 (3rd Tuesday, due to Spring Break and then NYS ELATesting over the first 2 weeks)
     
  • May 8, 2018 (2nd Tuesday, due to NYS Math Testing the first week) 
     
  • June 5, 2018 – Final meeting for year with 4th graders 

4th graders will usually meet on the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of every month, except June:

    October 10, 2017 (2nd Tuesday - both groups to introduce Book Club)

    November 14, 2017

    December 12, 2017

    January 16, 2018 (3rd Tuesday)

    February 14, 2018

    March 20, 2018 (3rd Tuesday, due to PreK screening)

    April 24, 2018 (4th Tuesday, due to Spring Break & NYS ELA Testing)

    May 15, 2018 (3rd Tuesday, due to NYS Math Testing the first week of May)

    June 5, 2018 – Final meeting for year with 5th graders (NOTE: This is the FIRST Tuesday of June)

You will need to get your lunch if you are buying and then come down to the Library.  If you pack your lunch, you must go to the cafeteria to sign out and then come down to the library. 
 
These are the books that I am asking students to read each month.  Students can go ahead if they want or read more than one book in that genre for the month, if they would like.
 
·      October 2017 - Adventure Fiction (to be discussed in November)
·      November 2017 - Science Fiction (to be discussed in December)
·      December 2017 – Realistic Fiction (to be discussed in January)
·      January 2018 – Mystery (to be discussed in February)
·      February 2018 – Nonfiction/Biography (to be discussed in March)
·      March 2018 - Historical Fiction (to be discussed in April)
·      April 2018 - Fantasy (to be discussed in May)
·       May 2018 – Own Choice
·       June 2018 - Pick the favorite book from all the genres that you read during this year's book club to discuss.
 
To get to a website with lots of interesting books, including a list of interesting possibilities for different books to read each month, please click on the link below.  Students do NOT need to login with an e-mail address.
TeachingBooks.net
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