Saturday, July 18

Get Your Teenager EXCITED About Classic Literature!

We LOVE using the combination of a Charlotte Mason / Unit Studies approach to homeschooling. It’s the base of our curriculum, our school days, and all of the novel studies we love to share with you!
Most of the novel studies we do are at the middle grade level, and in the past my high schooler has used The Good & the Beautiful for language arts.  They only offer three years, however, and we need a fourth year for graduation requirements.  I went off searching for something similar, and discovered the Literary Adventures’ Online Book Clubs.  

We've played around with the book clubs in the past - using them for fun summer studies - but hadn't considered them as a full curriculum.  Then they added two new courses - directly aimed at high school - and it was kismet.  We knew that we liked the format, and the three options (American Literature, British Literature, and World Literature) provided the perfect complement as the fourth year of language arts!

New for the 2021-2022 school year -- Virtual Book Discussion Groups to complement the Book Clubs.  This includes quarterly live workshops and a monthly interactive meeting.

Each book club includes:
  • Rabbit Trails – Diving off of themes from the novel, meander down paths about pop-culture, history, biographies, poetry, music, and more.
  • Magic Dust - These hands-on projects will take you into the book through science, art, games, and more.
  • Vocabulary & Grammar – Copywork and dictation to help with spelling and grammar, plus literary elements, are included here.
  • Writing Assignments - Covering various literary themes, each book club features a different topic and element for the essay.
  • Party Time! (one per club) – This is the last lesson of each club, and includes ideas for food, decorations, and activities to celebrate the novel.
When you first log into your account, you'll see all of the book clubs available with the course and how far you have progressed on each.  Many of the unit adventures are done via embedded videos and external links to further reading.  What's nice about this is that it's already been pulled together and vetted for you.

Want to try it out?  You can access a completely FREE course from both the Nature Club and the Literature Club for a limited time!  These are aimed at elementary and middle school, but will give you a feel for how the book clubs work.

Join the Society of Literary Adventurers and get your teens excited about reading the classics. In the membership you receive:
  • Access to all High School Book Clubs
    • Entire American Classical Literature Series
    • Entire British Classical Literature Series
    • Entire World Literature Series
    • Entire Poetry and a Movie Series
    • Shakespeare Course (coming soon)
    • All New Book Clubs created as they are published
  • Quarterly Live Workshops
    • Monthly Interactive Book Club - We'll be following a book club together with Daily Planning, Additional Copywork and Dictation instruction and other ideas
  • Member Bonus Printables:
    • Downloadable PDF of our Book Club Planner
    • Downloadable PDF of our Nature Journal for use with our Nature Book Clubs
    • And Other Member's Only Bonuses as they are created

Currently, this includes 19 books across two different courses.  
The American Classics course includes:
  • Of Mice & Men
  • Up from Slavery
  • Slaughterhouse Five
  • Farenheit 451
  • Little Women
  • The Outsiders
  • The Call of the Wild
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • The Great Gatsby

The British Literature course includes:
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Animal Farm
  • Murder On the Orient Express
  • Emma
  • Frankenstein
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The Eagle of the Ninth
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • A Tale of Two Cities
The World Literature course includes:
  • The Boys in the Boat
  • A Long Way Home
  • I Am Malala
  • The Alchemist
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Refugee
  • The Book Thief
  • Midnight's Children
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

1 comment:

  1. My middle daughter loved the classics! I never really did, but she devoured them and some she read several times. I do believe they're great for the kids to read!!


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