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Fantasy Book Club! (10-14)

Leeyanne Moore MFA
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A weekly online book club. Created especially for tweens who devour fantasy books, every week your learner will enjoy discussing fav books and identifying key literary & writing craft elements.

Class Experience

US Grade 5 - 7
  • The goals for students in the class is to double down on their enjoyment of books by having the opportunity to discuss these works of fiction with their peers and the instructors. Learners will practice reading analysis and group participation. Students will also become familiar with literary aspects of novels, creative writing vocabulary, and important craft terms that writers use all the time.
Leeyanne Moore has taught rhetoric to college students since 2007 when she received her MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University. She has also led study skills seminars at Smith College's Jacobsen Center for Learning.  For over twenty-five years she's been working with children and teens, helping to motivate them to improve their writing skills via creative writing.  Since 2019 she has been teaching classes on Outschool.com. 
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: Available upon request
Feedback: Available upon request
Details: Please have learner bring hard copies of favorite fantasy books to class.
Frequency: Available upon request
Details: The instructor will give positive feedback to students who are mastering the terms and show a knowledge of the book they've been reading. Parents will be informed through short messages when their learner is making important break throughs and connections--as well as when their child is demonstrating positive social skills in the group.
Below is a partial 'classic' list of the books that we can choose from for the group to read. We're looking for hard copies--either your own copy or library books are okay. Used books on Amazon can be found -- sometimes for only a dollar (plus postage). 

I'm always looking for fantasy book that are more diverse.  Here are some suggestions of fantasy books for your learner https://www.readbrightly.com/diverse-ya-fantasy-books/

Here is a list of current popular fantasy books:
Keeper of Lost Cities 
Shadow & Bone
City of Bones
Red Queen 
Harry Potter series 
The Graveyard Book
The Witches
The Hobbit
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wizard of Earthsea series 
The Dark Is Rising series 
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe 
The Little Prince
Pippi Longstocking 
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 
Tuck Everlasting 
Half Magic
We were liars 
Howl’s Moving Castle (movie) 
The Mysterious Benedict Society
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
The House with a Clock in Its walls
Hounds of the Baskervilles 
The King of Elfland's Daughter
Many fantasies also have romance arcs--we will discuss the structure of romance arcs, and the relationship/feelings between the characters, but not go into any gory details like kissing, etc.
I will occasionally post links to recommended books as well as links to https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ where parents can assess these book for their learners.

Joined May, 2020
Hello everybody! For twenty-five years I've taught children, teens, college students, and adults.  I believe nurturing, listening, and positively encouraging all learners to fulfill their creative and intellectual potential. I am always asking... 
1-on-1 Tutoring


1x per week
40 min

Completed by 9 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-13

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