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You shall not pass! Michael Morpurgo: We are who we are now, in large part, because of the first world war. Michael Morpurgo came into the Guardian to do a podcast interview with two site members, Orli, aged 14 and JDBookGroup's Fernando aged 11.

Michael Morpurgo: We are who we are now, in large part, because of the first world war

The resulting conversation was so beautiful and profound we decided to publish the whole transcript here! Fernando: What message do you want to give to children by basing so many of your books on the war? I don't want to give a message to children. What I want is to tell a story to children, and then I want the children to make of it what they would like to make of it. But, there's no doubt about it, I have a particular take on war, and that comes through in my stories. Fernando: How does writing about war help you cope with your feelings about it? F: Are the characters from War Horse based on real people and animals? F: Why did you decide to write War Horse from an animal's point of view instead of a human's?

F: Did you always aim for your books to be read by children? F: What is your favourite book from the ones you have written? Ne tirez pas sur l'oiseau moqueur, Harper Lee. Book circle - Book circle. Book Discussion Groups. About I Common Reading, or, "One Book", Programs I Resources for Getting Started I Quick Start Guide | Historical Background About “A book discussion group is a forum where readers can come together and talk about books and the reading experience.

Book Discussion Groups

These groups can be organized in a variety of ways. There are adult groups, student-led groups, mother-daughter groups, father-son groups, and parent-child groups, to name just a few. How to lead a successful book club discussion. Even if your members are used to being part of group discussions and are good at listening to each other, it can still be a good idea to have somebody lead the meeting, in part to make sure that everyone's voices get heard but also to come prepared with thoughts on what topics would be good to discuss, so if the conversation starts to run dry in one area, the leader can redirect to more fertile areas.

How to lead a successful book club discussion

The role of a moderator will vary from group to group. Some groups might have a consistent moderator - for example if your group is run by the local library, a librarian will probably lead the meetings; other groups rotate the role; others may not feel they need one at all. In general, we recommend having a moderator and rotating the role. How To Run a Book Club Meeting - Organize a Book Club. Use our ideas to help you organize your book club activities, hold good discussions, and settle tough issues.

How To Run a Book Club Meeting - Organize a Book Club

Basic Ground Rules Members who haven’t read the bookCome anyway. Not everyone can finish every book, but non-readers may still have valuable insights. Disagreements about the bookBe gracious! Club lecture : compilation de messages issus de la liste cdidoc-fr. Reading Group Choices - Advice and Tips. JEUNESSE - Petit détour littéraire au Kid's bookclub. Après nous être intéressé à la place accordée à la musique et les arts par les enfants, pourquoi ne pas nous pencher sur la littérature ?

JEUNESSE - Petit détour littéraire au Kid's bookclub

Une fois par mois, la librairie La Page de South Kensington organise ainsi un Kid's bookclub, où les enfants sont mis à l'honneur. Nous avons eu la chance d'assister à la séance du mois de mai. (source photo : site officiel de La Page) Direction le fond de la librairie, où s'organise l'espace jeunesse. Au milieu des livres et des kaplas, on a disposé une grande table où se réunissent les sept enfants de la séance. Un moyen d'expression ? C'est notamment l'idée du kid's bookclub : intéresser les enfants à une lecture différente de celle qu'ils étudient à l'école, dans un cadre moins formel. C'est à la séance de 16h05 que nous assistons. Un véritable cadre de réflexion Vient ensuite la découverte du nouveau livre, Le club des crottes de Susie Morgenstern. Ils savent qu'ils devront lire cet ouvrage pour le mois prochain. Une continuité bien préparée. Starting a Book Club. Contents About “A book discussion group is a forum where readers can come together and talk about books and the reading experience.

Starting a Book Club

These groups can be organized in a variety of ways. There are adult groups, student-led groups, mother-daughter groups, father-son groups, and parent-child groups, to name just a few. At my library we have a parent-child book discussion group, but the guidelines found in this article can apply to any group with children as participants.” -- “Giving Readers a Voice: Book Discussion Groups,” by Anna Healy. Most book groups have a rotating selection of books. Blogs Book Group Buzz, a Booklist blog, with entries in such categories as author sites, reading guides, suggestions of good books for book club reads, and news. Organizations Association of Book Group Readers and Leaders (AGBRL) also known as the Association of Professional Book Club Facilitators P.O. Great Books Foundation Library of Congress Center for the Book National Reading Group Month Basic Ground Rules. My Little Book Club.