My Ongoing Weird Book Club
In this ongoing book club, students will have fun reading, discussing, and relating to the characters in the My Weird School series by Dan Gutman!
year old learners
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
30 minutes per class
This class is in high demand!
US Grade 2 - 3
*Dates and books are listed below.* Students do not have to read every book in the series to enjoy their experience in this book club. Each book by Dan Gutman is unique and fun! In fact, students can join the group in the middle of any and every book and still have fun! We will spend three weeks on each book. Students will read an average of 4 chapters (about 30 pg) at home each week, and I'll provide 'think about it' questions to help them make connections while they read. During...
Students will experience the joy of reading. They will learn how to make personal connections with the characters and situations in the story and use those connections to make inferences about the characters and the reasons for their actions.
I'm offering this book club, because I know boys and girls enjoy characters who make mistakes and sometimes behave badly. As a reading tutor and mentor, I've listened to students read and get excited about the My Weird School series. We laughed at AJ, but we also discussed his attitude towards school, his teachers, and his peers. We debated whether or not some of his views were valid and how they affected what happened in the story. We will have fun doing the same in this book club. I believe students can learn a lot from AJ, his friends, and the wacky staff at his school!
Students should read or have someone read to them, four chapters (30 pg) each week for class discussion. An audible version of each book is available.
I will provide connection questions and activity choices as an upload each week for students to consider while they read at home. The book can be purchased at Amazon.com in paperback or on kindle with audible. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=my+weird+school+books&crid=2P8B57EO5GJ94&sprefix=My+Weird+%2Caps%2C178&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_9
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Observations and discussion
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Book Levels: Ages 7-9 DRA - 28 Lexile - 700 Accelerated Reader - 4.3 Fountas and Pinnell - M The main character in this book is AJ. He has a negative attitude towards school. He "hates" school and thinks it's unnecessary. He uses words like hate, dumb, and stupid. However, he really is a nice boy! There are sample pages available to read before purchasing any of the My Weird School books or enrolling in this book club.
Meet the teacher
Hi Kids! My name is Mrs. Schweinsberg. That's a long name, so call me Ms. Bonnie if you like. I am so happy to meet you! My favorite subjects are READING and WRITING, but I love learning and teaching about all different subjects. The...