BOOK CLUB

Do you want your children to read more, but they’re tired of homework and worksheets and comprehension questions? Are they beginning to feel like reading books is an academic exercise to get through?

Join our online book club!

Your child will read diverse and meaningful literature while connecting with other students internationally.

We’ll have online discussion forums with meaningful questions to think about, extra information and context to help us dive deep into the book, an online meetup to discuss and debate the book, and a book review blog where your child’s book review can be published.

Students will read more, write more, and develop skills to express opinions and discuss issues.

 

There won’t be a single worksheet. Promise.

Book of the month - October

Recommended 9-12 years old

The Jacket by Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements is a real favourite with a list of books to continue with if you love this one as much as I do. Phil runs into a dilemma when he accuses his Black classmate of stealing his jacket. There are some wonderful discussions to be had about racism, accidental prejudice, and history.

 

Sign up now to read and join the discussion forums.

Recommended 12-15 years old

  • Holes by Louis Sachar

Louis Sachar is an award winning young adult novelist. Holes follows Stanley Yelnats as he is sent to a juvenile detention camp for a crime he didn’t commit. We’ll dive into some discussions about racism across generations, friendship, and history.

 

 

Sign up now to read and join the discussion forums.

30 euros/month or 250euros for all 9 months (October-June)

What You Get

Access to the online discussion forums via Schoology

 

1 hour zoom discussion

 

Supplemental information to give context to the novel

 

Opportunity to publish a book review on the book club blog

What You Need

A copy of the book, any edition. Books are easily available from a variety of stores and e-reading versions are fine.

 

A good internet connection

 

That’s it!

What We Promise

The Schoology classroom will be secure. Your child’s surname and/or picture never need to be on it

The zoom classroom will never be recorded or watched by outside people

Your child’s work will always belong to them. It will not be used for promotional or other purposes without permission and credit.

The blog will credit your child’s work while maintaining internet safety. How it is credited will be your choice, and you can remove permission to have it posted at any time.