Time Travel for Tweens and Teens  – A Historical Fiction Literature Circle

Class size: 6-10 students

Class times: Wednesday 9:00am – 9:40am

Fee $50.00

Session 1:

October 17 (4 weeks)

This historical fiction book club uses narratives that unfold in settings that realistically portray what life would have been like for young people thousands of year ago.

The literature is geared towards ages 9-13 and covers both social studies and language arts competencies.  

Students will spend 4 weeks on each book and discussions will be in the form of literature circles with specific roles assigned to each student. Roles will be rotated each week so everyone has an opportunity to play a different role

  • discussion director
  • vocabulary enricher
  • literary luminary
  • artful artist
  • character connector
  • quiz -maker
  • social studies sleuth 
  • other roles to be decided

The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw (Newberry Honor Book)

The Golden Goblet

Ranofer wants only one thing in the world: to be a master goldsmith like his beloved father was. But how can he when he is all but imprisoned by his evil half-brother, Gebu? Ranofer knows the only way he can escape Gebu’s abuse is by changing his destiny. But can a poor boy with no skills survive on the cutthroat streets of ancient Thebes?

Then Ranofer finds a priceless golden goblet in Gebu’s room and he knows his luck and his destiny- are about to change…


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