8th Grade Book Clubs

Find your book assignments at this link: http://bit.ly/8thbookclubs 

Book Club Assignments:

Choice #1: Choose a book from Ms. Newell’s list.  Complete a pre-reading, post-reading, and Socratic questions as usual, and then complete a book review assignment on the novel.  In place of a discussion there will be a short quiz.

Choice #2: Choose a book of your choice (that is on grade level or above).  Clear your choice with Ms. Newell before beginning.  As you are reading come up with three pre-reading activities that could be helpful for others, three quotes that are important to the novel, and five Socratic questions (like usual).  Then complete a book review on the novel.  In place of discussion, you will share your book review with the class. 

**If you do well on this assignment, your book might be added to future book club choices J. **

Book Review Template:

Book Review Template

ALL Assignments due: 

Book Summaries: (If you have forgotten what a book is about, please take time to look at these GoodReads links for book summaries.)
 
4. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15745753-eleanor-park)
5. Feed by M.T. Anderson (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/169756.Feed)
8. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10917.My_Sister_s_Keeper)
9. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15818107-orphan-train)
10. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7095831-ship-breaker)
11. Tell The Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12875258-tell-the-wolves-i-m-home)
12. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1618.The_Curious_Incident_of_the_Dog_in_the_Night_Time)
13. The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13376.The_House_of_the_Scorpion)
14. The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7099273-the-other-wes-moore)
15. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37781.Things_Fall_Apart)
16. Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/147243.Touching_Spirit_Bear)