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Mysterious Benedict Society Book Club

This school year, I wanted a way to help my children develop connections to the literature we are reading at home and connections with other girls their ages.  Hence, two monthly book clubs were “born” this year.  The one I host tomorrow is for my younger daughter, 5th grade.

To get this group organized, I contacted a few moms with girls in the right age range this summer and tossed out the idea of a book club.  I suggested the Arrow Book Club titles because our family uses the Arrow Book Club guides for our Language Arts.  While the other families aren’t required to use the guides, I offered up the book titles selected by Julie at BraveWriter this year because she chooses a nice mix of classic and modern literature.

Each month a different mom hosts and is responsible for a snack and activity inspired by the book title as well as a brief literature discussion.  This month is my turn.  Tomorrow morning I will host our group for a discussion of “They Mysterious Benedict Society” by Trenton Lee Stewart.

After our meeting, I will blog some pictures and details, but if you want a preview of my plans, I periscoped them tonight: