Reading Outdoors

 Literature Circle 

Expanding Horizons

Join us as we explore the foundational classics and global literature! Each week, Ms Kait will guide students through a thoughtful discussion of the books, plays, poetry, and short stories read during the week. These two clubs are just the beginning of a year-long experience.

This time has been chosen to allow students from across the U.S. and throughout the Pacific region to join us. This diversity enables students to gain additional insights and perspectives to literature, expanding their horizons.

Robinson Crusoe

Once a Week Club

By the end of the 19th century, no other book in English literary history had enjoyed more editions and translations than Robinson Crusoe. This novel became widely popular with more than 700 alternative versions, including illustrated children’s versions. Students will be able to dive deep into the mind of the castaway and his predicament. His adventures become our adventures and we experience them inside out, viscerally, for ourselves.

Materials Needed:

Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe

  • Instructor: Ms. Kait Kaiser

  • Dates: Thursdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29

  • Time: 9-9:45 PM ET

  • Price: $25

  • Ages: 13 and above

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Shakespeare Comedy

Once a Week Club

Why do we have to read Shakespeare? This question is often asked with great frustration and fear. Shakespeare was such an incredible author that his plays and storylines are recreated and mimicked today! Books, movies, plays, and much more continue to reuse his stories! 
In the midst of the convoluted and confusing plots, we can find powerful themes. As with anything else, Shakespeare was a master of comedy. Through his careful use of words and clever sparring matches between his characters, Shakespeare created complex plays that are timeless. By reading Shakespeare’s works, any writer can grow in their literary wit and creativity. All it takes is the simple act of beginning at the first page.

Materials Needed:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Much Ado About Nothing (Suggested Resource: No Fear Shakespeare Edition)

  • Instructor: Ms. Kait Kaiser

  • Dates: Thursdays, August 5, 12, 19, 26

  • Time: 9-9:45 PM ET

  • Price: $25

  • Ages: 13 and above