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Literature: Terms 1-2 Super Pack (Full Year)

Literature: Terms 1-2 Super Pack (Full Year)

$345.00Price

Purchase a discounted year (32 weeks) of classes! This includes:

 

Adventure (4 weeks)

Without quite meaning to, both Bud and Ben end up having some crazy adventures! Within lives of monotony and routine, they experience the unordinary. Who ever heard about a ten-year-old who already wrote three books? Or a six-year-old living with a badger for months? Hang on for this wild ride, as we join Bud to find his father, and look high and low for where Ben could be.

 

Courage (4 weeks) 

What would it be like to be an outlaw in England or live through the Cultural Revolution in China in the 1960s? We may not be able to go back in time and live through these experiences ourselves, but that’s why we have books! Through books, we can learn what it was like for people in different time periods and different major historical events. Join us as we discover courage, a value that’s as timeless as the books we’ll find it in.

 

Loyalty and Friendship (4 weeks)

Are you familiar with the phrase dog is a man’s best friend? There’s so much we can learn from animals! Animals can show us how to be kind, compassionate, loyal, friendly, and hardworking. Through the lens of a horse, a boy, and two dogs, let’s see what animals will teach us in these two award-winning books.

 

Families (4 weeks)

Imagine having twelve siblings, or having to live for a year with a grandma who’s known for shaking up her neighbors! After reading these books, you won’t have to imagine: you’ll know. It gets pretty crazy in the Gilbreth family, a family with a dozen kids, when the dad decides that, in order for everyone to learn Morse code, he’s going to tape morse code clues all over the house (including in the bathroom) and the first child to decode them all wins a prize. It doesn’t stop at the kids, either; it turns out that grandmas can be just as exciting. Let’s read about it!

 

Discipline and Determination (4 weeks)

When faced with difficult challenges, how should we respond? Discover true determination through the brave stories of two young teenagers. Learn how to brave the endless deep of the ocean and learn how to renavigate life without sight. Part of courage and discipline is being disciplined, as students will see. Evaluate character development and attributes that contribute to heroic actions. Don’t miss these stories of discipline and determination!

 

Wise Choices (4 weeks)

As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn in this book, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos. Fiver’s vision finally leads them to Watership Down, an upland meadow. But here they face their most difficult challenges of all. Can they make the wise choices necessary to survive?


Compassion and Perseverance (4 weeks)

What does it take to survive in the Florida backwoods? A lot of perseverance. What does it take to build strong relationships? A lot of compassion. Throughout this book, students will see Jody's struggles with family relationships and friendships, hunger, and the capriciousness of nature through a catastrophic flood. He experiences tender moments with his family, his fawn, and their neighbors and relatives.

 

Exploring (4 weeks)

Who knew you could be a treasure hunter or travel around the world in just eighty days? Without quite expecting to, both Jim and Phileas end up exploring the world, from sailing ships to riding trains to catching hot air balloons. It’s time to explore the world, from the sea to the skies with two explorers with a flair for danger (which wasn’t part of the plan!).

 

  • Day and Time: Thursdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 32 Weeks
  • Dates: September 19, 2024 - May 29, 2025
    • No class November 28, December 19, 26, January 2, April 17
  • Recommended for: Ages 11+ / Grades 6-7
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty
  • Required Materials:* 
    • Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis

    • Incident at Hawk's Hill, by Allan W. Eckert

    • The Adventures of Robin Hood, by Roger Lancelyn Green

    • Red Scarf Girl, by Mark Twain

    • Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell

    • Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls

    • Cheaper by the Dozen, by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

    • A Year Down Yonder, by Richard Peck

    • Call It Courage, by Armstrong Sperry

    • Follow My Leader, by James B. Garfield

    • Watership Down, by Richard Adams

    • The Yearling, by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

    • Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson

    • Around the World in Eighty Days, by Jules Verne

 

See more literature classes: thethinkingkid.org/literature

See more classes for ages 11+ / grades 6-7: thethinkingkid.org/grades-6-7

 

*Students must have the books to participate in the course.

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