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Read Smart: Tween Book Club

Jackson Pearce Classes: Make My Kid Love Writing
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,763)
Each month, we'll read and discuss a different classic middle school novel! This book club blends pleasure reading and novel study in student-led and teacher-guided conversation.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 6
4 lessons//4 Weeks
ย Week 1
Lesson 1
First 1/4 of book
ย Week 2
Lesson 2
Second 1/4 of book
ย Week 3
Lesson 3
Third 1/4 of book
ย Week 4
Lesson 4
Fourth 1/4 of book
ย 5 files available upon enrollment
Students will need to independently purchase or borrow the selected book, and should have read approximately 1/4 BEFORE our first meeting. The book is not provided for this course-- students must procure it on their own!
Below are my general classroom rules and policies. These will also be explained to students when we begin class!
-For everyone's safety, and to ensure an engaging and social experience, students are required to have working microphones and video for the entirety of this class, positioned such that we can both hear and see them.
-Students are asked not to use filters or virtual backgrounds-- though if there is an important reason to use a virtual background, please just let me know ahead of time that your student will be using one (no questions asked!).
-Students will be asked to introduce themselves by sharing their name, pronoun, and a favorite book.
-The Zoom text chat is set to "host only", meaning students can chat with me, but not to one another or the entire classroom.
Previous Books:

April: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Bradley
May: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
June: Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
July: The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
August: Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
September: Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
October: Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker
November: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
December: Echo by Pam Muรฑoz Ryan

January: Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy
February: The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
March: The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu
April: The Best At It by Maulik Pancholy
May: Greystone Secrets - The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix
June: Dragon Ops by Mari Mancusi
July: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
August: Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
September: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
October: Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
November: Everything Sad Is Untrue: (a true story) by Daniel Nayeri
December: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

January: This Is Not a Werewolf Story by Sandra Evans
February: Pony by R.J. Palacio
March: The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
April: The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McNaulty
May: Refugee by Alan Gratz
June: Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston
July: Molly and the Machine by Erik Jon Slangerup
August: Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
September: Witchlings by Claribel A. Ortega 
October: Alone by Megan E. Freeman
November: The Ogress and the Orphans by Kelly Barnhill
December: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

January: The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst by Jaclyn Moriarty
February: Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart 
March: Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk
April: The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera (also published as The Last Storyteller)
May: The Language of Seabirds by Will Taylor
June: The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
July: A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen
August: The Van Gogh Deception by Deron R. Hicks
September: Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
October: Ghost by Jason Reynolds
November: Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
December: My Jasper June by Laurel Snyder
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,763)
Hello! My name is Jackson Pearce, and I'm the owner of Make My Kid Love Writing-- an organization dedicated to inspiring kids to love writing, reading, and all things language arts.

After teaching on Outschool by myself for three years, I decided...ย 
Group Class


for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
50 min

Completed by 287 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-13
3-8 learners per class

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