Today is the first day of our summer reading program, the Middle School Million Page Challenge. Our Edmodo book discussion group is going strong already. We have 193 members and growing. Students are posting favorite books, recommendations, asking for recommendations, and today started posting the number of pages read. It is great to see middle school students so enthusiastic about reading. I hope to sponsor a few trivia contests on our discussion page and reward the students that are active online. We will also give prizes for those that read the most and a drawing for those that participate and turn in a reading log. Today I visited more fifth graders to tell them about summer reading and our book club. One of our book club selections is Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman. I shared the book trailer and one of the videos that serve as part of the plot. They were begging for more information about the story and asking where they could buy the book.
If you are looking for an exciting book to draw in reluctant readers this is a great choice.
I believe that Edmodo is an excellent addition to our summer reading plan. Have you used Edmodo for your book club or are there any teachers using it with their classes in your school? Do they like it? How do they use it?
I have a big stack of books I have been waiting to read. Our challenge starts today so I better get to reading!