Beginning Reader Book Club

Beginning Reader Book Club will run on Mondays, Jan 8 – Feb 12 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Come join your child on their journey to independent reading.  We'll all read out loud at the same time and do activities to expand our understanding of the stories. Nobody has to read alone. Multiple copies of the books will be provided. 

Registration is required. Recommended for grades K-2. Contact: Gail Stokes 401.943.9080

Would you like to help your child gain confidence, fluency, and independence in their reading? At Beginning Reader Book Club we will practice reading strategies and techniques to do just that:



We all participate together so no one person is reading alone. Every student in the group will have a copy of the book to look at and share with their adult partner.  Since we will be all reading together, those who may feel shy or self-conscious reading alone will feel the support of the group. Some favorite children’s titles that work really well for this, repeat a linguistic pattern and/or rhyme such as Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, Brown, Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin and Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman.


Together everyone repeats back what has been modeled by the librarian. Mo Willems' That Is Not a Good Idea is a great choice for echo reading.  The sentence “that is really, really, really, not a good idea” is repeated throughout the story. Each time the librarian reads it, the expression used can change and the students echo it back. This demonstrates dramatic reading which also builds confidence.  



We will talk about how the illustrations help us understand a certain word or sentence. Pig has a Plan by Ethan Long highlights the action in the book in the opening pages with a collection of picture bubbles. We’ll look for them first and try to find them throughout our read. After, we’ll read it all together. Then, the parent and child will try to remember each picture bubble together.