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Thursday, January 7, 2016

High School and Middle Division Students Partner in Reading!

Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School and Middle Division students enjoyed pizza and lively discussions for this year's first Partners in Reading event. Students all read "Starters" by Lissa Price, a sci-fi dystopian thriller, and many also read the author's recent sequel "Enders." Over pizza students got to know one another and discussed the book's plot and themes guided by questions posed by High School leaders. Following the captivating discussions, students got creative and collaboratively worked on advertisements for the book. With just 10 minutes students were able to come up with some intriguing campaigns. The ES students and the HS students cannot wait for the next meet in the spring.
This program is coached by E.S. General Studies Librarian Lynne Grant and H.S. Librarians Rachail Kurtz and Brian Katz. The club meets twice per year, once in the fall at the Elementary School and once in the spring in the High School. The HS students enjoy the opportunity to mentor the younger students and the Middle Division students are excited to partner with H.S. students and share stirring discussions about thought-provoking books. Our MD students who participate will then have the chance to pay it forward by themselves being Book Club mentors when they arrive in our High School.