A B Daley Tournament of Books
A.B. Daley Book Club is hosting their first ever Tournament of Books, which is an event open to all students from K-6. They started with eight titles, and each week students read or listen or watch the books performed and then vote on the match-ups using QR Codes.
Students are excited about reading the books, and there are guest student readers who have volunteered to create videos of themselves reading their favorites. The videos are posted on the A.B. Daley website and shared via Twitter. Students have created trivia questions for each day, based on the books read, to help students practice recall & comprehension skills.
The goal for this program is to spend a few weeks promoting literacy, home reading and listening skills across all of the grade levels and get kids “book talking”. It also gives book club members a chance to share their love of reading and to lead a literacy community.
The school's Book Club this year had a membership of thirty students from grades 4-6. Thanks to generous donations from community groups, they were able to provide each of the students with four novels of their choice throughout the year, and then students met four times throughout the year to discuss the books and socialize with friends who love to read!
Next year, we the school is hoping to offer this program again and hoping the Tournament of Books creates some “buzz” around the club and participation continues to grow!
- We're All Wonders - P.J. Palacio
- What Do You Do With a Problem? - Kobi Yamada
- Ninja Red Riding Hood - Corey Rosen Schwartz
- Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
- Dragons Love Tacos - Adam Rubin
- My Teacher is a Monster - Peter Rubin
- The Adventures of Beekle - Dan Santat
- The Word Collector - Peter H. Reynolds