Sunday, July 24, 2016

Inspire Learning Academy Book Discussion Class

I want to invite you to join me this fall at Inspire Learning Academy on Dairy Rd. in Auburn. 
I am leading a Book Discussion class for 10 - 14 year olds (+-), on Thursdays 2:30-3:30 pm.  

As we analyze character traits and moral values, students will facilitate classroom discussions within their rotating roles such as Illustrator, Minor Character, Setting, Internal Conflict, Point of View, Summarizer, Investigator, and Character Critic. 

Homework will include light chapter reading, and answering written comprehension and thought-provoking questions, a few character and vocabulary words, and using forms as preparation to speak as part of their chosen rotating role.

A short quiz will be given upon the completion of our reading, and the class will choose one of the book's characters to put on trial during our last session. This is NOT a trial focusing on proper courtroom procedure, but is based on the book's content, the characters, and moral values. It may be necessary for students to do a little research to understand their role of Prosecutor, Defending Attorney, or Judge.

You can see the class details, and learn more about Sir Malcolm and the Missing Prince, by Lamplighter Publishing at

From the publisher's website: Young Prince Hubert is incorrigible, unmanageable, and tiresomely demanding. What is the good King to do? How will his selfish Prince ever learn to rule the kingdom well? His most trusted friend, Sir Malcolm, has a plan. Prince Hubert is swept away to a land where he is simply known as Hugh, a peasant boy. His silks are replaced with rough work clothes, his castle dwelling with a humble cottage. It is here that Hugh learns valuable life lessons from the widow of the forest.  

A minimum reading level is not a prerequisite, since this book is an excellent family read-aloud for all ages. The publisher recommends it for ages 6-11, but due to vocabulary from the Middle Ages for which the students will be responsible, and the level of homework and discussions, this class is appropriate for older students.

You can use this link to register:
Don't forget to hit the submit button at the bottom of page 7 to complete your form. You will then be directed to the payment page. If you are having trouble submitting your form or completing your payment, please contact Payment plans are available if necessary. 

I hope to see you there!

Michelle Potter

P.S.  Inspire Learning Academy is a homeschool community offering supplemental academic and enrichment classes for families home educating independently or through a charter program.  It is a Christian-led organization, but not all classes are faith-based. It is not affiliated with the new Inspire Charter School. 

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