Reading Outdoors

 Literature Circle 

 For Teens 

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. Sign your teen up for the 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.

Fiction Series: Part Two

Once a Week Club

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson is an intriguing novel that explores moral, social, political, and religious topics relevant to us. He explores both the dividing and unifying aspects of our lives. The dangers in extreme thought, and the value in working together with patience and understanding. In a post-major pandemic world, the idea of a dangerous and contagious disease sweeping through a nation is uniquely relevant to our lives.  Elantris is especially thought-provoking for that reason.

Materials Needed:

Elantris, by Brandon Sanderson

  • Instructor: Ms. Kait Kaiser

  • Dates: Thursdays, December 2 - February 10 (11 weeks)

  • Time: 9-9:45 PM ET

  • Price: $68.75

  • Ages: 13 and above

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Shakespeare: Betrayal

Once a Week Club

Shakespeare loved to explore and write about universal themes. Fate versus free will. The thirst for power. The meaninglessness of life. These are some of the themes that have been gripping audiences from the foundation of human existence. What drives a man or woman to murder? What breaks a human mind, driving them to insanity? Are things biologically predetermined? We will explore three of Shakespeare's famous tragedies to dive deep into these themes and more.

Materials Needed:

Macbeth

Hamlet

Julius Caeser

  • Instructor: Ms. Kait Kaiser

  • Dates: Thursdays, February 17 - March 24 (6 weeks)

  • Time: 9-9:45 PM ET

  • Price: $37.50

  • Ages: 13 and above

Fiction Series: Part Three

Once a Week Club

Fiction novels have the ability to take us on adventures we never thought possible. In Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne, we will explore the depth of the sea with the mysterious Captain Nemo. He is an intelligent, quiet man who hates all who live on land. This novel has stood the test of time and still remains a must-read, much like the other novel we will be reading: The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper. This second novel takes us out into the American wilderness. It tells of brutal battles with the Iroquois and their French allies, cruel captures, narrow escapes, and revenge. This novel depicts the beauty of the unspoiled wilderness and sorrow at its disappearance. Through these novels, students will be able to gain new insights and experience great adventures! 

Materials Needed:

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne

The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper

  • Instructor: Ms. Kait Kaiser

  • Dates: Thursdays, March 31 - May 26 (9 weeks)

  • Time: 9-9:45 PM ET

  • Price: $56.25

  • Ages: 13 and above

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