During each season, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring, the DSANV Book Club will feature a new set of Challenges and Activities. Challenges can be done independently and will be offered monthly. Activities are hour long online sessions facilitated by DSANV Volunteers and Staff. During each season, Book Club members can earn up to 10 points which earns you a DSANV Book Club Goody Bag which will be mailed to your home.
Here is how the point system works:
Each Completed Challenge equals 5 points, Each completed activity equals 2 points. A maximum of 10 points can be earned for each season: Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring. But points carry to the next season. For example if you earn 12 points over the Summer, you have two points that carry over to the Fall. Each season you can earn ONE DSANV Book Club Goody Bag. We'll change up the goodies up each season.
Every time a Book Club member signs up and attends an online activity, they earn two points.
Book Club - Summer Challenges, the challenges can be adapted to any reading level. For example, Pre- K Children, and non-readers of any age are invited to do these challenges. The DSANV Book Club wants to encourage all individuals to develop love of reading with family, friends or caretakers. If you complete two challenges, you will earn a DSANV Book Club Goody Bag.
MAY - Make a Book Collage
Using old magazines, pick out and/or cut out pictures, that represent the characters and events that
happened in the story. Send a picture of your collage to firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNE - Read a historical novel or a Biography
Dress up as a character from the book
Have somebody record you reading a paragraph, or somebody can read the paragraph for you from the book. Submit the recording or pictures to email@example.com
JULY - See how many of these places you can read a book, or someone can read a book to you.
Read to a pet Read to a sibling or cousin
Submit pictures and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org
AUGUST - Read a book, or have someone read you a book and then watch the movie. Write a list of ways that the movie is different than the book.
Are the characters different?
Do the characters look different than you expected?
How does the story differ between the book and the movie?
Submit your responses to email@example.com
Similar to the DSANV Cooking Club, we'll display these pictures, with the parent's approval, on our web site and social media.
We’re also looking for fun ways that people can share their “challenges” with the DSANV Book Club.
Book Club - Summer Activities - Each online activity costs $5.00 to cover administrative costs and prizes.
Each time a Book Club member attends an activity they will earn two points.
Adult Focus - First Tuesday of months May - August 7:00pm. These programs are geared for individuals 18 years and above. We’ll be reading Something’s Brewing Short Stories and Plays for Everyone by Jillian Ober and Tom Fish. These stories and plays are about young adults with an intellectual developmental disability, IDD. The book is written using relatable adult themes and it’s written using clear and simple language. There are 6 stories and 6 plays so we’ll be reading one each month. The plan is to take turns reading and then discuss what we’ve read. It is expected that everyone who signs up will buy the book. Each online session will cost $5.00. All Summer sessions will be led by Stacy.
May 4 –Something’s Brewing – Story One – We Need To Talk
June 1 – Something’s Brewing – Story Two – Big Jim’s Bossy Boss
July 6 – Something’s Brewing – Story Three – The Mystery of the Missing Towels
August 3 – Something’s Brewing – Story Four – Tia’s Tunes
Reading Scripts from 12 Fabulously Funny Fairy Tale Plays This online activity will occur the 3rd Thursday of month, May - August 7:00PM. These plays are designed for Elementary School aged children. Everyone is encouraged to dress in character, and we can provide a virtual background for each character. Since the book includes 12 plays, we plan to continue this activity throughout the year. All Summer sessions will by Lina, our intern from George Washington University. Feel free to buy the book on Amazon, or we could email you a PDF of the play. Each session will cost $5.
May 20 - The Cheetah and the Sloth
June 17 – The Three Little Elephants
July 15 - Goldilocks and the Three Bullfrogs
August 19 – The Popsicle Boy
Read and Retell Games – Theses activities will be on the second and last Thursday of month starting May 27 and run to August 27 at 7:00PM. It is expected that everybody will order their own copy of the book(s) beforehand. During this online activity, our intern Courtney from James Madison University will lead a discussion about the books, and play interactive games including Kahoot. This will just be a Summer Activity, and hopefully will help motivate elementary to high school students do some Summer Reading.
May 27 - Who Is Michael Jordan - Kristen Anderson
June 10 - Wonder - RJ Palacio - For this session you can watch the movie.
June 24 - Kooties Club - the PB and J Jam - M. J. Casson
July 7- Judy Moody Was In A Mood - Megan McDonald*
August 12 - Kooties Club – The Mystery of Mr. Dodge - M. J. Casson
August 27 – Beezus and Ramona – Beverly Cleary
* DSANV is hosting a special event on July 8, so we moved the July 8 Read and Retell to July 7
DSANV Book Club - Summer Series
DSANV Book Club - Summer Series