Book Discussions 

I do frequent "book talks" with each class in order to introduce them to popular, new, or high interest novels.  A group of 4 - 6 students will read the book within a designated period of time, and we will follow up with a lunch time book discussion.  Students bring their lunches, and I bring a dessert.  We spend the period discussing the novel using an adult book discussion group format. Students receive an extra 100 homework grade for participating in this activity.  It is not a club, and any student can participate as often or as little as desired.