Sunday, August 28, 2016

LAST CHANCE! (Christian worldview) Book Discussion/10-14yrs/Auburn/$150

There are still a few spaces left in my upcoming class! - Michelle Potter

I want to invite you to join me this fall at Inspire Learning Academy on Dairy Rd. in Auburn. 
Beginning September 8th, 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, some 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. Some costumes will be provided, but some attire may be found at home to wear to the trial.

You can see the class details, and learn more about Sir Malcolm and the Missing Prince, by Lamplighter Publishing at
Christian Book Distributors (CBD) has it on sale for the lowest that I've ever seen it.  Siblings can share a book. We may use the audio version in the classroom, but students need a hard print copy.

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.

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