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Literature Super Pack: Term 1

Literature Super Pack: Term 1

SKU: LIT11+T1
$164.00Price

Purchase one term (16 weeks, Sep-Jan) of literature classes for only $10.25/session! This includes:

 

Achieving Greatness (4 weeks)

The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaption), by Daniel James Brown:

It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.

 

True Devotion (4 weeks) 

Lad, A Dog, by Albert Payson Terhune:

Lad, a courageous and dignified 80-pound collie, lived in The Place. The Place was thick with woods, abounding with squirrels to chase, and a cool lake in which to plunge—a beautiful kingdom—and Lad was its undisputed king. Lad's loyalty to his chosen Master and Mistress knew no bounds. The stories in this book are all about Lad. Some will make you laugh out loud, some will make you cry. And when the book comes to its conclusion, you will know one thing for sure—that Lad was a dog with a soul.

 

The Call of the Wild, by Jack London:

The domesticated life of a powerful St. Bernard-Shepherd mix named Buck is quickly turned on end when he is stolen away from his master and put to work as a sled dog in Alaska. His once life of luxury turns into a life of survival and adaptation as he learns the ways of the wilderness. Set in the Klondike region of Canada during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, The Call of the Wild showcases the transformation of a canine as he learns to adapt to what life has given him, fair or not.

 

Finding Adventures in the Strangest Places (4 weeks)

The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett:

When orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire Moors, she finds it full of secrets. The mansion has nearly one hundred rooms, and her uncle keeps himself locked up. And at night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors. The gardens surrounding the large property are Mary's only escape. Then, Mary discovers a secret garden, surrounded by walls and locked with a missing key. With the help of two unexpected companions, Mary discovers a way in—and becomes determined to bring the garden back to life.

 

Summer of the Monkeys, by Wilson Rawls:

The last thing fourteen-year-old Jay Berry Lee expects to find while trekking through the Ozark Mountains of Oklahoma is a tree full of monkeys. But then Jay learns from his grandpa that the monkeys have escaped from a traveling circus, and there’s a big reward for the person who finds and returns them. His family could really use the money, so Jay sets off, determined to catch them. But by the end of the summer, Jay will have learned a lot more than he bargained for—and not just about monkeys.

 

Being Brave in Fantastics Worlds (4 weeks) 

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.

 

  • Day and Time: Wednesdays, 12:45 - 1:45 PM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 16 Weeks
  • Dates: September 13, 2023 - January 31, 2024
    • Fall Break: November 20 - 24, 2023
    • Winter Break: December 11, 2023 - January 7, 2024 
  • Recommended for: Ages 11+ / Grades 6-7
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty
  • Required Materials:
    • The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaption), by Daniel James Brown
    • Lad, A Dog, by Albert Payson Terhune
    • The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
    • The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Summer of the Monkeys, by Wilson Rawls
    • The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

 

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