Student Book Clubs 2016/17

Welcome to a new school year full of literacy excitement! 🙂

Here are our Inquiry led book clubs this year 2016/17!



Virtual Inquiry led Book Clubs with Kathy Kanda: Grades 7-9. Sign up links to come via learning groups in October.

Attention Grade 7+ students! Join Literature Circles for a fun & focused novel study . This group will meet once a week for 4-6 weeks to discuss a book. Students are not required to read the book ahead of time, as each week they will read a small portion and complete a short assignment to share with the rest of the “circle”. Meetings will be held in Zoom (a computer or device, microphone and speakers are required, video is optional) Participation in this club meets many Language Arts outcomes and some Social Studies outcomes. Students are responsible for providing their own book.

Book Schedule:

Grades 7-9 Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff – Runs every Friday; Nov 25- Dec 16, 2016;  at 11am PST. 

Grades 7-9 Hangman in the Mirror by Kate Cayley – Runs every Friday; Nov 25 – Dec 16, 2016; at 1pm PST

Sign up here

Grades 7-12 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn– by Mark Twain – Runs every Friday; Jan 20 – Feb 24, 2017; at 11am PST

Grades 7-9 The King’s Daughter by Suzanne Martel – Runs every Friday; Jan 20 – Feb 10, 2017; at 1pm PST

Both are found at this link here :

Grades 7-9 Perilous Passage by B.J. Bayle Runs every Friday; Mar 17 – April 7, 2017; at 11am PST (subject to Spring Break dates)

 All books are available on Overdrive e library.

Sign up here at this link:


Are you ready for an amazing year of reading?

Virtual Book Clubs are changing this year into more of a Literature Circle Model, which is exciting as I will be able to connect more with students on a book for more than just one hour. We will be meeting on a bi-weekly basis for 4 times on each book. Each meeting will consist of lots of discussion including inquiry-guided questions and also each student will have their own job assignment to share. It will be essential for students to attend each session (as much as is possible) as their job will be super important to the group. We will also continue with the blogging on Kidblog. Our book list will include 4 great novels over the year. We read 8 last year and met for 8 times and this year we will read 4 novels and meet 16 times. More meaningful discussions, great critical thinking, and building a stronger community of students who love to read! Sounds like a wonderful year to me! Please join in. There is a limit of 12 students and if there are more, I will consider creating another time spot. See you soon!

Books for 2016-2017

The BFG by Roald Dahl, The Door in the Wall by Marguerite di Angeli, The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, Underground to Canada by Barbara Smucker.  All books are available on Overdrive e library.

Reading Buddies K-3 with STEAM activities with Pippa Davies: Sign up here at this link:  These sessions start mid October.

Pippa will read design thinking books related to the new BC curriculum and science standards.  Students will engage in wondering questions, Biblical worldview and follow up activities with time for group sharing.  This is a ten session program, (maximum 12 students) and will be led on Zoom on Wednesday mornings @11 am.  All books are on Overdrive e library for follow up.

Topics covered:  Force and Water grade 2 content

Books read include:

Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck Architect

Harriet and the Rollercoaster

The Three Little Pigs

A Drop Around the World

Flo and Eddy’s Water Adventure

Noah’s Ark Brick Bible

A Promise is a Promise






  1. Sacha Kay says:

    Have the highschool book clubs registration opened yet?


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