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Secrets of Successful Book Discussion by Beth Gallaway Information Goddess Consulting [email_address]
Beth’s Book Discussion Tips <ul><li>Allow participants to choose books  </li></ul><ul><li>Not everyone has to read the sam...
Allow participants    to choose books  <ul><li>Choose the first title. </li></ul><ul><li>Booktalk a pre-selection. </li></...
Not everyone has to read the same book <ul><li>Try Round Robins! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring a book you love or hate </li>...
Seek grants    for multiple copies <ul><li>Local Bank  </li></ul><ul><li>LSTA Book Club Kits  </li></ul><ul><li>We the Peo...
Prepare <ul><li>Set the date </li></ul><ul><li>Reserve the room </li></ul><ul><li>PR 3 weeks in advance </li></ul><ul><li>...
Not everyone has to read the book <ul><li>Don’t punish – there are no grades! </li></ul><ul><li>Try to keep discussion on ...
Collaborate <ul><li>School/Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Students/Seniors </li></ul><ul><li>Parent/Child </li></ul><ul>...
Think Outside the Box <ul><li>Go virtual </li></ul><ul><li>Vary the time </li></ul><ul><li>Read the book? View the movie <...
Best of Breed   Book Discussion Groups <ul><li>Kids’ Book Group, Ashland MA </li></ul><ul><li>Student Book Group, Waltham ...
Regarding the Fountain     by Kate Klise Author Website:  http://kateandsarahklise.com/   Multnomah County Guide Maine Ass...
Seventh Tower  by Garth Nix Author Website:  http://www.garthnix.co.uk/ Scholastic Website
Stuck in Neutral  Discussion <ul><li>Author Website: </li></ul><ul><li>www.terrytrueman.com </li></ul><ul><li>HarperCollin...
What’s In A Name  by Ellen Wittlinger <ul><li>Author Website:  www.ellenwittlinger.com   </li></ul><ul><li>Mass Book Award...
Hoot  by Carl Hiaasen Author’s Book Website: http://www.carlhiaasen.com/ Random House Discussion Guide: Multnoham County D...
Online Discussions Blogs, Bulletin Boards,  Listservs & Websites
www.adbooks.org
www.uni.uiuc.edu/bbs/viewforum.php?f=5
A Chat with MT Anderson www .mmrls.org/materials/andersonchat.htm
www.roselle.lib.il.us/YouthServices/BookClub/Bloggerbookclub.htm
www .girlzone.com/html/intowords.html
www .teencybercenter.org/pizza/pizza.htm
www.livejournal.com/users/pizzapages
www.dearreader.com
www .yread.org
Book Management Applications <ul><li>Good Reads:  www.goodreads.com   </li></ul><ul><li>Library Thing:  www.librarything.c...
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  1. 1. Secrets of Successful Book Discussion by Beth Gallaway Information Goddess Consulting [email_address]
  2. 2. Beth’s Book Discussion Tips <ul><li>Allow participants to choose books </li></ul><ul><li>Not everyone has to read the same book </li></ul><ul><li>Not everyone has to read the book </li></ul><ul><li>Seek grants for multiple copies </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Think outside the box </li></ul>
  3. 3. Allow participants to choose books <ul><li>Choose the first title. </li></ul><ul><li>Booktalk a pre-selection. </li></ul><ul><li>Vote on 3 titles. </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Not everyone has to read the same book <ul><li>Try Round Robins! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring a book you love or hate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring a book in a genre (fantasy, horror) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring a book in a format (graphic novel, audio, nonfiction </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Seek grants for multiple copies <ul><li>Local Bank </li></ul><ul><li>LSTA Book Club Kits </li></ul><ul><li>We the People Bookshelf: www .neh.gov/wtp/bookshelf </li></ul><ul><li>ALA Public Programs Office www.ala.org/ppo </li></ul>
  6. 6. Prepare <ul><li>Set the date </li></ul><ul><li>Reserve the room </li></ul><ul><li>PR 3 weeks in advance </li></ul><ul><li>Read the book </li></ul><ul><li>Handouts! </li></ul><ul><li>Snacks </li></ul>
  7. 7. Not everyone has to read the book <ul><li>Don’t punish – there are no grades! </li></ul><ul><li>Try to keep discussion on task </li></ul><ul><li>Prompts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why didn’t you finish? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you imagine it ended? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are you reading instead? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What would have been a better choice for you? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Collaborate <ul><li>School/Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Students/Seniors </li></ul><ul><li>Parent/Child </li></ul><ul><li>Community Organizations </li></ul>
  9. 9. Think Outside the Box <ul><li>Go virtual </li></ul><ul><li>Vary the time </li></ul><ul><li>Read the book? View the movie </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Reading Titles </li></ul><ul><li>Record the discussion </li></ul>
  10. 10. Best of Breed Book Discussion Groups <ul><li>Kids’ Book Group, Ashland MA </li></ul><ul><li>Student Book Group, Waltham MA </li></ul><ul><li>Literary Lunch, Winchester MA </li></ul><ul><li>Pizza & Pages, Haverhill MA </li></ul>
  11. 11. Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise Author Website: http://kateandsarahklise.com/ Multnomah County Guide Maine Association of School Libraries Guide
  12. 12. Seventh Tower by Garth Nix Author Website: http://www.garthnix.co.uk/ Scholastic Website
  13. 13. Stuck in Neutral Discussion <ul><li>Author Website: </li></ul><ul><li>www.terrytrueman.com </li></ul><ul><li>HarperCollins Teacher’s Guide: </li></ul><ul><li>Waltham Book Group’s Discussion </li></ul>
  14. 14. What’s In A Name by Ellen Wittlinger <ul><li>Author Website: www.ellenwittlinger.com </li></ul><ul><li>Mass Book Award Guide: </li></ul><ul><li>Waltham Discussion Guide: </li></ul>
  15. 15. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen Author’s Book Website: http://www.carlhiaasen.com/ Random House Discussion Guide: Multnoham County Discussion Guide:
  16. 16. Online Discussions Blogs, Bulletin Boards, Listservs & Websites
  17. 17. www.adbooks.org
  18. 18. www.uni.uiuc.edu/bbs/viewforum.php?f=5
  19. 19. A Chat with MT Anderson www .mmrls.org/materials/andersonchat.htm
  20. 20. www.roselle.lib.il.us/YouthServices/BookClub/Bloggerbookclub.htm
  21. 21. www .girlzone.com/html/intowords.html
  22. 22. www .teencybercenter.org/pizza/pizza.htm
  23. 23. www.livejournal.com/users/pizzapages
  24. 24. www.dearreader.com
  25. 25. www .yread.org
  26. 26. Book Management Applications <ul><li>Good Reads: www.goodreads.com </li></ul><ul><li>Library Thing: www.librarything.com </li></ul><ul><li>Shelfari: www.shelfari.com </li></ul>

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