Book Club

DSANV Book Club Summer  Challenges and Activities run through the end of August. The 2022 Summer Reading Program includes six In Person classes taught by TLP teacher and speech language pathologist, Ashley Bryda.

 

 

2022 Challenges

 

Book Club – Summer Challenges – These challenges can be adapted to any reading level. For example, Pre- K Children, and non-readers of any age are invited to do these challenges. Parents can read to their children. The DSANV Book Club wants to encourage all individuals to develop a love of reading, writing and using your creativity with family, friends or caretakers. If you complete two challenges, you will earn a DSANV Book Club Goody Bag. 

  MAY – Go for a walk, and take pictures or draw pictures of three interesting things you see during your walk. You can take a walk in your neighborhood, a park, on the beach, in a city, anywhere!

 Send your pictures or drawings to stacy.engels@dsanv.org, Submit your pictures by May 28 to be featured in the newsletter. Everyone who submits pictures by May 31 can be featured on DSANV social media and on the DSANV Book Club web page.

JUNE – Read a book or watch a movie where an insect is the main character, then draw or trace a picture of the main character. Examples of books and movies include:

The Hungry Caterpillar

Charlotte’s Web

James and the Giant Peach

Bee Movie

Antz

Send your pictures to stacy.engels@dsanv.org by June 28 to be featured in the DSANV newsletter, Everyone who submits pictures by June 30 can be featured on DSANV social media and on the DSANV Book Club web page.

JULY – Take pictures of things that represent the letters that spell B E A C H.

For B, you can take a picture holding a ball, or a piece of bacon, or you could take a picture at the beach.

For E, you can take a picture holding an egg, or a picture with your sister Elizabeth, or a picture of you in an elevator.

For A, you can take a picture holding an avacado, or a picture with your Aunt

For C, you can take a picture with your CAT or a picture of you at Cape Cod

For H, you can take a picture of you wearing Hat, or a picture of you feeling Hot

You can be creative, anything goes, so have FUN!

Submit pictures to stacy.engels@dsanv.org by July 28 to be featured in the newsletter, Everyone who submits pictures by July 31 can be featured on DSANV social media and on the DSANV Book Club web page.

AUGUST – Read a book or watch a movie about a water creature.

Examples include:

Sammy the Seal

The Rainbow Fish

Finding Nemo

Draw or trace a picture the main character.

Submit your pictures to stacy.engels@dsanv.org by August 28 to be featured in the newsletter, Everyone who submits pictures by August 31 can be featured on DSANV social media and on the DSANV Book Club web page.

 

 

2022 Challenges

May 2022 Challenge

Go on a walk and take a picture of three interesting things you saw.

Melissa went for a walk in her neighborhood and here’s what she ound.

Eric went to a Best Buddies event at the Perch

June 2022 Challenge

Read a book or watch a movie about an insect, and then draw or take a picture.

Elsie went to the the Cheseapeak Bay, and this is what she found.

July 2022 Challenge

The Challenge was to spell B E A C H using  pictures

  1. Sofia Puritano
  2. Ana Sohr
  3. Paul Doggett
  4. Leo Weeks
  5. Eric Latcheran

 

B is for Baseball: Delmarva Shorebirds vs Fredericksburg Nationals, Purdue Stadium, Salisbury, MD. E is for Eagle Court of Honor, my official ceremony for reaching Eagle Scout, Troop 1978, Vienna, VA

A is for Atmosphere of pretty clouds at sunset. C is for Chairs on the dock, Berlin, MD. H for Horseshoe Crab in Ocean City, MD

Here’s Eric’s Submission for the July DSANV Book Club Challenge, spelling out BEACH in pictures, Bee, Enjoy, Applesauce, Chair, Hedgehog

Here’s Eric’s Submission for the July DSANV Book Club Challenge, spelling out BEACH in pictures, Bee, Enjoy, Applesauce, Chair, Hedgehog

2021 Challenges

MAY – Make a Book Collage

Using old magazines, pick out and/or cut out pictures, that represent the characters and events that happened in the story. Send a picture of your collage to stacy.engels@dsanv.org

June – Read a historical story or a biography. Dress up as a character from the book. Have somebody record you reading a paragraph, or somebody can read the paragraph for you.  Or you can just submit a picture. Pictures and videos can be sent to stacy.engels@dsanv.org

July – Show how many places you can read a book.

August – Compare a book and movie with the same title. Write a list about how the characters or story differ between the two. Elsie made a Venn diagram about Ferdinand.

September  – Go to the website AZLyrics and pick out lyrics to one of your favorite songs.

OCTOBER – Read about a Fall topic and create a bulleted list of what you learned.

Eugene Tossany, has a young child with Down syndrome and wrote The Down Syndrome Super Hero (volume 1 and 2). – Will be speaking to the Book Club on  September 1 at 7:00 pm. The first seven people who sign up will receive a free copies of volume 1 and 2. Or you can order the book now here.

Click here to watch a video preview of the story.

DSANV recommends that everybody read the inspirational auto biography, More Alike Than Different. David is a long time DSANV member and serves as a Board Member. Follow this link to buy the book on Amazon. The National Down Syndrome Society, NDSS recommends that every member of Congress read David’s book.

Click here to watch a recording of an online webinar that David and his mother Kathleen conducted in July, 2020

Here is a recent interview with David  on CBS News.

Sign up for an online conversation with David on September 22 at 7:00 pm

Reading Lists

He has LOVED Gary Paulsen historical fiction books. These are so well written I often find myself reading ahead a chapter.” -Gary Steele

I forgot to mention musicals and script reading, from Annie to Hamilton to Wicked.  There are books, films, shows, audio books, online scripts, CDs, and more!!!!” – Tia Marsili

My daughter Ellie is 16, We are expanding our movies and book combo into the super hero marvel universe and the star wars world as well.  We are using the stage 1-3 readers.” – Dianne

 

Books Suggestions by Age

Other Related Resources

TTAC Online: The Technical Assistance Center.  A community sharing resources to educate students with disabilities. Summer Literacy Supports

Printable Monthly Reading Challenges and Point Tracker

Click here to access a printable version of the list of the Monthly Reading Challenges.

Click here to access the DSANV Reading Challenge Point Tracker