Subject(s): Language Arts
Start Time: 1:00
Jeannie Pederson (email)
Teacher: Rachel Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ages: 10-15 (I am willing to adapt ages based on maturity/interest)
Class Size: 20 students
Need: 1 Parent Helper
Cost: None (except purchasing the book, or borrowing it from the library for 12 weeks)
*There will be a few weeks I will request the students to bring very simple art supplies like pencils, posterboard, markers, etc.
Book Club: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson
“Once, in a cottage above the cliffs on the Dark Sea of Darkness, there lived three children and their trusty dog Nugget. Janner Igiby, his brother Tink, and their crippled sister Leeli are gifted children as all children are, loved well by a noble mother and ex-pirate grandfather. But they will need all their gifts and all that love to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang who have crossed the dark sea to rule the land with malice and pursue the Igibys who hold the secret to the lost legend and jewels of good King Wingfeather of the Shining Isle of Anniera.”
(Book description borrowed from The Rabbit Room website)
This is a fantastic adventure novel written by a Christian author. It is book one of a series called the Wingfeather Saga. Join us as we participate in a fun book discussion each week. Students will be reading approximately five chapters per week. I have a simple critical thinking guide for the novel which we will go through each class, as well as a few fun accompanying activities (such as making a map of Aerwiar, creating Peet’s sock hands, character/creature illustration bookmarks, etc). The critical thinking guide allows the students to dive deeper into the novel while learning about summarizing, literary elements, making connections, vocabulary, context clues, and so on. On the last day of class, we will watch the short film which depicts parts of this book.