On Friday, in the aftermath of a terrific storm, our Mock Newbery 2014 Club met for the second time this summer. The turnout for this one was small but mighty. A lot of kids were on vacation or involved in activities. Several families were also deterred by the weather. I have two students involved in the Ohio Writing Project Youth Summer Camp and couldn't come because they were sharing their writing. I can't wait to hear more about what they learned! Anyway, the small group that came did some BIG talking about books, so it was still great to get together. Three of them couldn't make it to the first meeting, so it was wonderful to see them!
Even though the club concentrates on 2013 books, I make sure my students know they can talk about ANY book. Here are the books we discussed, shared, and traded.
(Some of these we discussed last time, but we'll talk about them again!)
(One of my students read this - it is definitely YA - I wouldn't recommend it to 5th/6th graders, but he loves history and got his hands on it. He was shocked at how terrible the Holocaust was!)
We talked about non-2013 books, too! I want my students to be reading what they want this summer - not just books for the Newbery Club!
I had fun loaning all my 2013 books out that I had bought. They grabbed them right up! We'll try to meet one more time before school starts.