Introduction to Mini Book Club – At Home
Welcome to Mini Book Club – At Home! Here you will find all the information on how to run the Mini Book Club and the BCiS free resources.
Book Clubs in Schools (BCiS) has teamed up with HarperCollins to offer this exciting new activity. Mini Book Club – At Home is a curriculum enrichment activity supporting young people’s access to books, reading for pleasure and the development of character, communication and social skills.
It is a high impact, easy to run activity and requires only a minimal time commitment for teachers. The clubs run for 5 weeks and each weekly session lasts 20 minutes.
You will be able to download the following BCiS resources once you register:
- Pupil information flyer
- Bespoke questions about the book divided into 4 weekly sessions plus a Live Q&A with the author in the fifth week.
- Some fun activities to do at home
- A self-evaluation survey to be filled in online by you and the Book Clubbers
The resources have been designed to enable you to run a weekly discussion online, however if this is not possible, they can also be sent home for pupils to work through on their own.
We will be reading I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson, a page turning thriller seen through the eyes of a unique narrator, which was nominated for a CILIP Carnegie Medal and won the FCBG Children’s Book Award for Older Readers.