Monday, November 24, 2014

Book Study: Hi! Fly Guy and Paper Bag Book Club

When I came into Grade 2 this year, I just knew I could not teach a love of reading from the old basal readers that were on the shelf. I want my kiddos to feel successful reading chapter books. I want to introduce them to different genres. And I want to inspire a LOVE of reading using books by authors who've written a series, so that my students will seek out MORE by that author!
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
So began my newest 'hobby'...creating book studies...which I LOVE! I try to jam-pack the activities so that students learn various important story elements, will close read to recall information from the text, will make connections {text-to-self, etc}, and will offer opinions. They'll learn new vocabulary, decide which elements of the story can be fiction or non-fiction, and so on!

Our first book study was Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold. We LOVE Fly Guy! Not only is the book engaging and funny, it is a chapter book, which gives students the much-needed feeling of success at this stage! We work on the book for about a month. At the end of our study we celebrate with Paper Bag Book Club!
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
Here's a a little peek into our Hi! Fly Guy book study.
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story

Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story

Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story

Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
digging into the story for evidence...
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story

Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story

Paper Bag Book Club
I saw this idea on Cara's blog, and just knew that I had to incorporate it into our program! What a great way to top off our book learning, by having a Book Club-style discussion, complete with paper bags of popcorn to enjoy!
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
 This discussion form was stapled onto the paper bag.
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
 LOVED hearing the discussion happening :)
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
 I told them they could work anywhere...so this group headed under the table.
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
 Checking the Genre wall to see what they think this story fits under.
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities and Paper Bag Book Club activities to discuss the story
Yum!
You can find the pack {here}
Hi! Fly Guy book study companion activities
Here are a few more! {click the pics}
 Book Studies by Anita Bremer {Mrs. Bremer's Class blog}
 Book Studies by Anita Bremer {Mrs. Bremer's Class blog}

3 comments:

Bekki@a better way to homeschool said...

Looks like your students really enjoyed these activities! I love that they had the freedom to sit anywhere! My kids choose to sit in weird places too:).

Erin B. said...

This looks like an awesome unit, Anita! Love the range of activities! It looks like your kiddos were really engaged! :)

~Erin
Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

sunaina said...

Wow.....great work.....very inspiring.....

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