Read and Discuss - An Engaging Book Club for Gifted Students Ages 12 - 13

Come join us over the course of 8 weeks for a fun and engaging book club for students 12 - 13 who love to read, analyze, and discuss books with their peers.
Jill Harper
240 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 13 learners

45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 8 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun Jun 12

Jun 12 - Jul 31 (8 weeks)
10pm - 10:45pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
Only 3 spots remaining

Mon Jun 13

Jun 13 - Aug 1 (8 weeks)
7pm - 7:45pm
5 learners enrolled

Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

Book clubs are a great way to teach students to form and share opinions with others, which are important skills to have as they get older. I run all book clubs so every student can answer questions that I pose and participate in the lively discussion. I am also aware that some students prefer to participate through chat than on a microphone which is entirely acceptable and something I support. My goal for the students is to get them to share their thoughts in whatever way they feel comfortable doing that. 
I am an experienced homeschooler who has been leading book clubs for over ten years. I have a love of literature that I share with my students. I am also experienced with students of all abilities and am patient and respectful towards everyone. 
Students must read the books prior to each meeting. 
No materials are required for the class besides the book which the family is responsible for getting. Links are affiliate. 
Booklist - 
Week 1 - Lord of the Flies (https://amzn.to/36l39Gt) 
Week 2 - The Enigma Game (https://amzn.to/36HYfUf)
Week 3 - Six Crimson Cranes (https://amzn.to/3GYLktm)
Week 4 - A Face Like Glass (https://amzn.to/3I43efG)
Week 5 - The Hunger Games (https://amzn.to/34fSaO7)
Week 6 - A Snake Falls to Earth (https://amzn.to/34RmDSO)
Week 7- The ABC Murders (https://amzn.to/3H4A7HN)
Week 8 - Skyward (https://amzn.to/3J52ZkG)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Please look up the books to make sure it is appropriate for your student. These books are YA/ Adult choices and contain bigger issues, violence, language, romance, racism, and occasional strong language. I am not responsible for content.


Jill HarperFun and engaging teacher who is passionate about all students.
240 total reviews
122 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Jill and I am passionate about education and have extensive experience teaching in the online community. I love overseeing book clubs for tweens and teens, sharing my love of literature and film, and offering classes that... 
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