My co-op class responsibility last fall was Bibliovores; a book discussion class for kids who devour books. This was a class I had been wanting to lead for a few years, so I was crazy-excited when the time came.
I am going to share my discussion notes with you over a series of posts because it's simply too much to jam into one post. I don't know if I will add the notes for every book because, honestly, I don't know if I still have them. Miss Organized I am not, but you already know that tidbit.
The students were responsible for reading one book each week. You could certainly slow the pace for non-bibliovores if you had a once/month book club in your home.
The syllabus (pictured below) includes a class description, target age, course outline, and supplies.
The first discussion guide should post next week. I will link the book titles below as I finish the posts.
Week 4: Hitty: Her First Hundred Years
Week 6: Book Bites (students presented a creative project based on a book)
Week 7: The Bronze Bow
Week 9: If the World Were a Village
Unfortunately, I did not save my notes for this book. We re-read the book in class and also looked at Material World.
We watched this video and discussed resourceful ways to solve problems and where we fit in the grand scheme–how can we help? A great resource for If the World Were a Village is the free lapbook at Homeschool Share.
Week 10: Hailstones and Halibut Bones
Week 12: Book Bites (students presented a creative project based on a book)
I have some in a stack here ready to type. Which ones do you think you would want first? 🙂 Thanks for asking!
Will you be putting up other discussion guides? I was thinking about starting a book club but don't know where to start! Your guides are amazing!
I have all of my notes in a nice little stack on my desk. My plan is to start working this next weekend! Hopefully, you will spy some new discussion guides soon. Thanks for your kind words. 🙂 Ami