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Book Club: The Toll (Scythe Book 3)

Sara Gatilogo
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In this five week course, students will participate in engaging discussion to sharpen their literacy skills. Neal Shusterman's third and final installment in the Arc of a Scythe series is a thrilling read that's sure to capture any reader.

Class experience

US Grade 7 - 10
5 lessons//5 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Lesson 1: Chapters 1-11
Discussion will focus on setting.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Lesson 2: Chapters 12-21
Discussion will focus on character development.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Lesson 3: Chapters 22-31
Discussion will focus on the theme of corruption.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Lesson 4: Chapters 32-41
Focus on plot and predictions. After discussing this section, we will predict what we think will happen next.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Lesson 5: Chapters 42-end
Focus on themes developed through the story: Death gives life meaning; what makes us human; right/wrong
  • Students will sharpen their literacy skills while fostering their love of reading.
Homework Offered
Each class will require independent reading covering about 100 pages of text. This book is a real page turner, so many students may have a hard time stopping!
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Students should have read books one and two: Scythe and Thunderhead.
A copy of The Toll.
This is an adventure story with many descriptions of deaths. It is full of suspense and the themes of the meaning of life/death are mature. If you have any concerns, feel free to check out the link below to Common Sense Media or contact me with any questions.

Joined June, 2021
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Education
Hi!  My name is Sara Gatilogo.  I graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in Secondary English Education. I am certified in high school English, middle grades Language Arts, and special education.  I've been an educator for 6... 
Group Class


weekly or $60 for 5 classes
1x per week, 5 weeks
40 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 12-16
2-8 learners per class

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