The non-fiction and fiction clubs are now meeting every Thursday afternoon in the library. The non-fiction club meets at 2:00 pm and the fiction club meets at 2:30 pm.
Students began borrowing Red Cedar books in mid-November and have begun setting personal goals for themselves in order to be eligible to vote for their favourite book in the spring. The general goal for each member is to complete reading logs for a minimum of 5 books in their club.
In order to be selected to join a club, students must show strong reading comprehension and read fluently at an inferential level at or above grade level.
Students must be able to concentrate and stay on task in class, be able to express in writing his/her thoughts and ideas about what has been read, and be willing to participate in class or group discussions. They will be required to complete a group project on time and present this to the class. Students must also be able to attend book club meetings regularly, arrive on time and be prepared with all required materials. They will understand that by joining these clubs, they are responsible for independently catching up on any missed classroom homework or assignments.
For more information about the Red Cedar Awards, please go to http://www.redcedaraward.ca/index.php?s=15&id=9999
To view this year’s nominees, choose the “Bookcase” tab on the top right.
Roll the mouse over the book for a review.