The students in our book club are compassionate and very open minded. I love how they are never afraid to share their thoughts and feelings. Their way of expressing ideas prove them to be future leaders.
Books fuel the curiosity of the students in our book club.
The deeper they get into the book, the more eager the students are to come and discuss their newly obtained knowledge. Our book club is a brand new club, but my students and I do our absolute best to contribute to our community through books. Last month, for Read Across America, we went to two elementary schools in town and read to several different classes. We hope to improve our community through our knowledge and love for books!
I have been teaching high school English for the last five years, and I can count on my hands how many avid readers I have actually taught. I realized that my students who "hate reading," do not actually hate reading. They just have not been exposed to literature that they can enjoy and relate to.
This school year, I decided to start a book club.
In this club, I choose books that are relevant to my students - books that focus on some of the problems they face during their own lives. After every book they read, we meet as a group to discuss it. The students also compete for prizes through a trivia competition. The entire hour that we meet is dedicated to the love of literacy.
For the last book of the school year, I want a book that can pull in even more readers. I want students to realize that they really do not "hate reading". They just have not found the right book yet. Trevor Noah's memoir just might be that book.
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