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Literature Super Pack: Terms 1-2

Literature Super Pack: Terms 1-2

SKU: LIT6+T12
$320.00Price

Purchase an entire year (32 weeks, Sep-May) of literature classes for only $10/session! This includes:

 

Clever Mischief (4 weeks)

Homer Price, by Robert McCloskey

Henry Huggins, by Beverly Cleary

 

Homer and Henry may seem similar, but they face completely different predicaments! Homer must figure out how to eat numerous amounts of doughnuts and Henry wants a new pet. Have you ever wanted a new pet? Or broken a doughnut machine? We will discover what clever mischief really is and what constitutes it through the adventures in these two books! You won’t want to miss it!

 

Land of Happy Imagination (4 weeks) 

The Last of The Really Great Whangdoodles, by Julie Andrews:

The Whangdoodle was once the wisest, the kindest, and the most extraordinary creature in the world. Then he disappeared and created a wonderful land for himself and all the other remarkable animals—the ten-legged Sidewinders, the little furry Flukes, the friendly Whiffle Bird, and the treacherous, "oily" Prock. It was an almost perfect place where the last of the really great Whangdoodles could rule his kingdom with "peace, love and a sense of fun"—apart from and forgotten by people.

 

But not completely forgotten. Professor Savant believed in the Whangdoodle. And when he told the three Potter children of his search for the spectacular creature, Lindy, Tom, and Ben were eager to reach Whangdoodleland.

 

With the Professor's help, they discovered the secret way. But waiting for them was the scheming Prock, who would use almost any means to keep them away from his beloved king. Only by skill and determination were the four travelers able to discover the last of the really great Whangdoodles and grant him his heart's desire.

 

In this class we will talk about our incredible imagination and the wonders it can hold! Imagination is essential to creativity and problem solving. Whether it is sparked by art, music, nature, outer space, or something else, the imagination is always used while reading. There is no better way to expand one’s own imagination than through a book like The Last of The Really Great Whangdoodles! Be sure not to leave your imagination behind!

 

Courage in Dangerous Times (4 weeks)

The Matchlock Gun, by Walter D. Edmonds

Snow Treasure, by Marie McSwigan

 

Having courage is not always easy. So, how can we find courage in dangerous times? The answer to that question is what we will discover during class. As we take a close look at two children’s actions during their own dangerous times, we will discover what gives them courage, and what prevents them from giving up. Join us as we make courage our constant companion!

 

Amazing Animal Adventures (4 weeks)

The Mouse and the Motorcycle, by Beverly Cleary

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, by Rudyard Kipling

 

Animals are curious creatures, but they can also be kind and protective! It’s time to watch and learn as we read how a mouse and a mongoose face the inevitable challenges that life brings them in very different parts of the world.

 

Tales of Tails (4 weeks)

My Father’s Dragon, by Ruth Stiles Gannett

“How the Camel Got His Hump” and “How the Rhino Got His Skin” from the Just So Stories, by Rudyard Kipling; Aesop’s Fables, by Aesop

 

From dragons to camels to monkeys and more, join us as we explore tales of virtue and vice! For the characters, it is clear that good deeds will bring good rewards, whereas bad deeds bring about negative consequences. Through these tales of tails we will learn, as Charles M. Blow said, “There is no wrong time to do the right thing.”

 

Kindness (4 weeks) 

Twig, by Elizabeth Orton Jones

The Lion and The Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney

 

Everyone wants to be treated with kindness, that’s why it’s so important to read about those who are kind! Whether you are in your own backyard or the African Serengeti, kindness is never very far away. Join us as we read about how a little kindness can go a long way!

 

Determination (4 weeks)

Trumpet of the Swan, by E.B. White

It’s not easy to find love, but it’s also not easy to learn to play the trumpet when you don’t have fingers! Determination, whether it be small or big, is ever-present in Louis's journey as he seeks answers to his problems. You won’t want to miss this wonderful story as we learn from Louis how to find our own determination!

 

Bravery, Optimism, and Unlikely Friendships (4 weeks)

The Year of Miss Agnes, by Kirkpatrick Hill

Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgren

 

As we read these books, we will learn about how to brave the unknown, make unlikely friends, and hold on to optimism when all hope seems lost. On this journey, you will need your best smile and lightest heart! Time to set your best foot forward!

 

  • Day and Time: Wednesdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 16 Weeks
  • Dates: September 13, 2023 - May 29, 2024
    • Fall Break: November 20 - 24, 2023
    • Winter Break: December 11, 2023 - January 7, 2024
    • Spring Break: March 25 - 29, 2024
  • Recommended for: Ages 6+ / Grades 2-3
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty
  • Required Materials
    • Homer Price, by Robert McCloskey
    • Henry Huggins, by Beverly Cleary
    • The Last of The Really Great Whangdoodles, by Julie Andrews
    • The Matchlock Gun, by Walter D. Edmonds
    • Snow Treasure, by Marie McSwigan
    • The Mouse and the Motorcycle, by Beverly Cleary
    • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, by Rudyard Kipling
    • My Father’s Dragon, by Ruth Stiles Gannett
    • “How the Camel Got His Hump” and “How the Rhino Got His Skin” from the Just So Stories, by Rudyard Kipling; Aesop’s Fables, by Aesop
    • Twig, by Elizabeth Orton Jones
    • The Lion and The Mouse, by Jerry Pinkney
    • Trumpet of the Swan, by E.B. White
    • The Year of Miss Agnes, by Kirkpatrick Hill
    • Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgren

 

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