Being Brave in Fantastic Worlds

Being Brave in Fantastic Worlds

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A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle:

It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe. They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

 

The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien:

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will interpret, analyze, and evaluate what they read.

  • Students will participate in meaningful discussions, enabling them to speak clearly and effectively on numerous topics and themes found within the text.

  • Students will use knowledge of prefixes, root words, and suffixes to assist them in understanding vocabulary.

  • Students will have the opportunity to present on a theme, topic, character, setting, or idea presented in the text.

  • Students will identify and apply literary and informational elements to the text.

  • Students will analyze a text’s form of structure and comprehend word meaning and phrases.

  • Students will be able to evaluate a text using background information.

 

  • Minimum recommended age: 11
  • Instructor: Ms Eve Babb
  • Thursdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
  • 4 classes
  • January 6, 13, 20, 27