Book clubs bring a small group of students together to talk about a book chosen (from a limited selection).

The teacher will facilitate group discussion to promote a deep understanding of the writer's work. Each meeting will have a specific focus for discussion such as character, theme, or how fiction reveals truth.

Students should arrive to class having read the agreed-upon number of pages as well as being prepared for the day’s focus. At least 15 minutes will be devoted to reading aloud for each meeting as it strengthens the connection between the spoken and written word, increases overall attention span, and provides enjoyment.

Book Selection

  1. Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  2. Dairy of a Young Girl by Ann Frank
  3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  4. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  5. Great Expectations by Charles Dickinson
  6. For Whom the Bells Toll by Ernest Hemingway
  7. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain

It is recommended to own or borrow a hard copy of the book(s) for reading. Check out the Northern Academy's library for availability.