Tag Archives: reading

BBC Founder is 2015 YOBOD Selection!

We are thrilled to announce that Big Brain Club founder Dom Testa’s first young adult book, The Comet’s Curse, has been chosen as the ‘Youth One Book One Denver’ selection for 2015! ‘Youth One Book One Denver’ is a city-wide program that engages students in reading and helps prevent the “summer slide” that often afflicts kids during summer vacation. The program serves over 3,000 Denver-area youth, many of whom are from low-income families. Nearly 30 summer programs are involved, including Denver Parks and Recreation, Boys and Girls Clubs, Girl Scouts,... Read More

Malcolm Mitchell Gets His Nerd On

One of the central themes of The Big Brain Club is that you don’t have to choose between being smart and being cool . . . you can do both. The labels that kids sometimes slap on each other — jock, nerd, etc. — are, at best, interchangeable. In most cases they’re just silly. Take, for instance, Malcolm Mitchell. He’s a star football player at one of the biggest college powerhouses in the country, The University of Georgia. Coming out of Valdosta High School just a few years ago, he... Read More

Barnes & Noble Fundraiser – June 1 – 8

We had a great time June 1st at the kickoff to our Barnes & Noble Fundraiser. Many rockets were flying! If you missed the party you still have an opportunity to get involved and help a worthy cause. Any item purchased at any Barnes & Noble store (or online at bn.com) between now and June 8 benefits the Big Brian Club! But you MUST USE THIS VOUCHER:  ?Big Brain Club Voucher? This is a great opportunity to load up on your summer reading list and help support a worthy cause... Read More

LANGUAGE ARTS: Literary Scavenger Hunt!

A great lesson plan for Language Arts teachers! Your students will learn about literature and publish an interactive slideshow! Best for grades 9-12 Source: Microsoft in Education * * * ​Objectives Students develop an interest in learning about literature. Students develop web research skills. Students answer questions and solve problems creatively and interactively.   Learning outcomes Students search the web for information about literary classics. Students create an interactive Office PowerPoint presentation to effectively communicate the results of their research.   How to get it: View the full lesson plan... Read More