The Newbery Challenge: Back in Time - A Discussion-Based Book Club
In this book club, students read independently, then come to class to discuss each novel that has won the Newbery Medal. We will read deeply and discuss analytically. Most classes meet every other week. You are not charged on off weeks.
year old learners
US Grade Level
Intermediate, Advanced Level
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
45 minutes per class
👇 Scroll down for the book schedule 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. To find who is teaching the section, look at the section cards. 👇 🏅 Are you up for the challenge? We are reading every book that has won the Newbery medal, starting with the 2022 winner and working our way back in time to 1922! We discuss a new novel during each class. The novel should be read before class. This isn't your average book club! Feel free to join us for all the books, or just the ones you want. Pop in and...
Students will improve their reading comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary as they read and analyze American literature written over a period of 99 years. They will also learn to think deeply about what they read so that they can better understand themselves and the world in which they live, which improves metacognitive skills and learning. Students will learn to discuss literature analytically, increasing their communication skills. Students will become a part of an online community bound together by books. Most importantly, they will learn to love literature and become life-long readers.
Please purchase or get from the library the books listed in the class schedule. I also recommend the audiobook to supplement.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The topics, themes, and content of the Newbery books are written for kids aged 14 and below. To read about each book, visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ or https://abqlibrary.org/newbery/All