February 8 | 1pm | All Ages
[The following projects will help your student (s) develop and practice their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. It will also help them respond to reading in a new, fun way, forcing them to dig deeper into the story to find ways to share what they’ve read with others.]
Greenwood Public Library is embarking on a Reading Revolution, making discussions about books, literacy, and reading a
priority for the New Year. Join us for a fun, creative exploration of reading at Book
Bonanza! The setup will be very similar to a science fair with students completing a project before they arrive and then sharing what they created with others at the event.
Choose whatever book you want to share with others, and then select one (or more if you want!) of the following projects to complete:
- Interview a character from your book. Write at least ten questions that will give the character the opportunity to discuss his/her thoughts and feelings about his/her role in the story. However you choose to present your interview is up to you!
- Build a diorama or miniature stage setting of a scene in the book. Be prepared to discuss or write an explanation as to why you chose that scene and how it is important to the book.
- Pretend your book has just been optioned to become a movie. Design a movie poster and be prepared to discuss or write an explanation as to why you chose that scene and how it is important to the book. (Only use this option if the book has not already been made into a movie.)
- Write a diary entry that one of the story’s main characters might have kept before, during, or after the book’s events. Remember that the character’s thoughts and feelings are very important in a diary.
- Create a travel brochure for the setting of the story highlighting important places and descriptions.
- Create a newspaper for your book. Summarize the plot in one article, cover the weather in another, do a feature story on one of the more interesting characters in another. Include an editorial and a collection of ads that would fit in the story.
HS Book Beat
May 10 | 1pm | Junior (Gr K-4) & Teens (Gr 5-12)
[The following projects will help your student (s) develop their reading comprehension skills. It will also give them practice working as a part of a team and listening.]
Do you love to read? Do you love team competition? Well here's your chance to enjoy both! Read a selection of books and be prepared to answer questions based on each story and help your team win!
Reading lists will be available in the Children's Department and Teen Room for Juniors (grades K-4) and Teens (grades 5-12) no later than January 3rd. When you pick up a list, your student will be assigned to a team. There will only be (5) books per age group for this event.