During one of my tutoring sessions this week, an interesting idea came from one of my older students. This particular student loves reading, and really enjoys all aspects of books and literature. We often have really engaging talks about different books, it's characters and why it should (or should not) be made into the next mega movie! During one of these discussions, the student mentioned how much they would really (really, really) like to be able to go to a book club. But then, (very somberly) told me that they only have book clubs for adults.
This talk definitely got me thinking, and made me realise how many other students I see on a weekly basis who might benefit from such a club as well. A way for students to improve on reading and analytical thinking skills, a way to make some new friends and most importantly... get really excited about reading! At the moment I am doing a bit of research into the idea, and am hoping that it may be something that MPT can trial in the future (possibly Term 1, 2016).
For now though, I would like to share said student's reason's for wanting to join a book club, as well as some insight into why they love reading so much!
I am a 12 year old and I love reading. It is one of my passions, and I love reading because....
when you read you can let your mind race while you are reading a book. I like dystopian themed books, and if you have no clue what dystopian is it is when an author thinks about the future and makes up what it will be like. James Dashner is the author of the Maze Runner (a dystopian book), and he thinks that the world will be burning. I am guessing, but maybe our climate change problem is giving him a chance to explain the future in his own words.
I would like to join a book club because if we do it means that we can socialize, learn about books and talk about them. We could also set ourselves up with buddy reads, which is when 2 people pick a book to read and they take turns until they finish the book.
This wonderful student also writes their own blog about books, movies and lots of other cool stuff.
Lauren is a teacher and tutor who works with primary school aged children. Lauren has a Degree in Education from Deakin University, and is currently studying a Diploma in Counseling with AIPC.