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  1. Blazing new trails in thoughtBanned Book Clubsin the Middle School Anne Canada Library Media Specialist Paris Middle School acanada@parisschools.org

  2. I didn’t just love to read…

  3. AAIM ConferenceBrown Bag Book Club

  4. Bookin’ it @Lunch 2009-2010 1st 3 quarters Featured Books and Activities

  5. I recognized that the enthusiasm for the book clubs that was present in 5th and 6th grade did not carry over into the 7th and 8th grades. older students are just less likely to give up recess and socialization time there are various intramural sports from which students can choose to participate I was not satisfied with the low numbers in the higher grades and began working to better entice these students.

  6. Sell it! To administration To kids • Sound teaching • Addresses the standards • Builds student / parent / school relationship • Promotes high-order evaluative thinking skills • I’ll totally take responsibility for it. • The “exclusive” element • Doing something that’s “edgy” • T-shirt! • Respect their views while exploring their rights

  7. parents essential part of this conversation informed invited to read and participate fee The plan!

  8. This year… • Researched – ALA • Chose books • Designed shirts • Advertised and promoted • Permission slips • Discussed at length in first meeting the concept of censorship • Know your customer – added a title • SKYPE

  9. Anne Canada Paris Middle School Librarian acanada@parisschools.org