Dear Mom, Dad, & Teacher: This is Why I Read

For the past year, I’ve had the privilege of facilitating after-school book clubs for fourth and fifth graders. The Bookopolis Book Club is not intended to increase Lexile level or earn Accelerated Reader points. We do not spend hours crafting well-written book reports. Our weekly meetings are social, project oriented, and put an emphasis on the love of reading rather than a deep analysis of literature. The goal of Book Club is to encourage kids to spend more time reading. To read more — not because it’s a chore or something to mark off on your reading log for the night — but because it’s a fun thing to do.

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