The Book Club Game’s questions capture meaning and magic for remembering
When you answer the generic questions in The Book Club Game you will build solid comprehension, retention, and critical thinking because of how they focus on details, connect to your life and draw inspiration.
These questions guide players to take away “specific-to-them” inspiration actions, magical indeed, on their to-go book lists. Take a look at how Annie, Ben, Ruthie and Al, from the game, answered these fun swirl and inspiration questions. You can find The Whingdingdilly, a page turner for all ages, online or at your local library. I bet you can come up with some new answers for this story or try them with any story you’re reading. Have fun and happy reading!
What is one thing a character does in the story that you want to make sure you do not do? Write your inspiration actions on your book list to go so that you can practice them.
Annie: I would not cast a mean spell on someone like the witch did to Scamp. Take-away: Be sure to let any mean thoughts about others go
Al: I would not go after the Wingdingdilly with guns like the crowd did. Take-away: Be kind
Ben: I would not be greedy and mean like Pringle. Take-away: Feel for others, be nice
Ruthie: I would not wish to be something different from myself like Scamp did. Take-away: Like yourself just the way you are; remind myself that I am fine just as I am
What place in the story excited you?
Annie: The witch’s tree-house
Al: Outside the forest where the people waited for the Wingdingdilly
Ben: Orvie’s house at the end
Ruthie: Pringle’s stage when the spell was broken
What place that you visited this week excited you?
Annie: the beach and building a sand castle
Al: Disneyland and going on Space Mountain
Ben: The baseball park and hitting a home run
Ruthie: My kitchen where I made cookies
You can learn many more questions to think about while you are reading when playing The Book Club Game, which you can buy here: http://readingsolutions.net/index.php/store/. Play at home, in the classroom, or at a community venue. It’s fun for those of all ages, ability levels, languages and interests. Besides building comprehension, critical thinking, retention and genuine love for reading it will engage all players in a most peaceful way as it guides a a respectful and illuminating conversation, eliminating any trace of shyness naturally.