The idea is to expose children to different genres of reading they don’t always easily access in local libraries or bookstores. It builds their imagination & language (which helps with creative writing also), helps them to think out of the box and boosts their self-esteem.
All children in class read the same book and meet to discuss it. Besides every child having a say and sharing his/her take on the book and its characters, each is free to suggest how they would have wanted the story to end differently, or enact their favourite part of the book, design their individual book jacket and engage in similar literary-related activities and games to bring the title more to life. There may be an occasional writing exercise pertaining to some theme in the book they could further explore and whenever possible, a film version of the story will be introduced. Exciting field trips hinging around a book’s theme, guest speakers are also arranged when possible.