The Book Boys Reflect on Fifth Grade
by Traci Swain
Play this Book Boys video for your students to begin a conversation about why friendships are so important—and to get your class excited to read Save Me a Seat.
Friends can teach us a lot about life and the world around us! And Ravi and Joe’s friendship in Save Me a Seat is an excellent example of this in action.
After reading this approachable and thought-provoking novel, best buds Allister, Elliott, and Max are inspired to share some of the lessons that friendships have taught them:
• Consider other people’s perspectives before rushing to judgment
• Be thoughtful and respectful of other people’s names
• Keep in mind that assumptions about people are often wrong
• Treat people like how you want to be treated
Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan is a story about the pressures of fitting in, the importance of showing empathy toward others, and the value of true friendship—and your students are sure to relate! Play this video for your class as an icebreaker to start a conversation about how relationships can make our lives better.
What lessons have friendships taught your students? We’d love to hear from you! Please share on social media using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
These three guys from different departments at Scholastic Book Clubs formed a book group. Each week, they choose a new book to read together. Then they meet, discuss, and create fun and entertaining videos to help kids discover titles offered by Scholastic Book Clubs.
While the Book Boys come from diverse backgrounds and were definitely different growing up, they all have one thing in common: they really want to get kids excited about books and reading.
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