Summer Book Club provides an enjoyable and easy way for children to develop many literacy skills. Simply by reading books for pleasure, children develop fluency or the ability to read smoothly and with expression. In addition, children will learn new vocabulary words and be exposed to new ideas and concepts. Through the discussion that takes place at book club meetings, children will develop a deeper understanding of books, consider others’ perspectives on the same book and practice analyzing the books that they read. Finally, Summer Book Club helps children develop important language skills. Book discussions help children practice turn-taking, encourages them to use language to analyze, make predictions and solve problems, and provide them with opportunities to try out new vocabulary words. Simply by reading and participating in discussions themselves, book club leaders provide important language and literacy models for the children.
Participants of Summer Book club receive lunch and a free book to take home each day to build their home library.
For more information about this program, please contact Shanna Holden at 817-431-3340 ext.104 or by email.