Tuesday, November 27, 2012

READY, SET, ....... GO!

     Castle Rock Book Clubs are ready to get reading and blogging.  We have two groups, one meets in the morning, and one meets after school.  All of us are excited about all of the great books we will read and the fun activities we will be doing to help get others excited about reading too.  The students are also pretty happy about being able to borrow a Nook to read these books and they were the first students in the building to have the chance to check one out.  
     So the clubs have been formed, the students are ready, and now we have the big question..........
"Which book should we read first?"
         Stay tuned, and follow us as we explore the different genre's and discover new and interesting books.  Watch for us under the Castle Rock tab and also under the different genre's.  Happy Reading!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Four middle schools can create

Each of the four middle schools in Billings Public Schools will run book clubs compatible with their school schedule and resources.  The new and improved BoB will now be an acronym for Books on Blog.  Students can read preselected titles on nooks and books to fit one of the four loosely defined genres. YOU may also choose another title in that genre which can be found in the Billings Public Middle School Libraries.  (After all, we are promoting our own book collections!) 

When you finish reading there will be an opportunity to discuss the book with other fans of the genre face to face at school......and.....by creating a teaser for it on this blog.  You could make an online game, write a book review, make a short video, perform and record a skit.  Check with your librarian for ideas and technology tools you can use.
Coming soon to a Middle School near you - the NEW AND IMPROVED...BOB. Watch for information coming from your friendly Middle School Librarian.