The Wingfeather Saga, Book 1 Reading Club
Term: Summer 2021
Target Grade Levels: Grades 5-9
Schedule: 2x / week, 60 mins
Section 1, June 7–July 14 (12 sessions): M/W 11:30 a.m. ET with Sarah Fothergill
Join us this summer as we read On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness (Book One of The Wingfeather Saga) by Andrew Peterson. This novel is full of humor, light-heartedness, adventure, and many characters and themes that will resonate with students for years to come!
Students will read one novel over the course of six weeks, and discuss the book in a relaxed and interactive setting. There will be no graded homework. Students can look forward to exciting reading passages, rich discussions, opportunities for developing their writing skills, creative expression, presentations, and more. This book will change lives and inspire a love for continued reading and discussion!
Syllabus: Coming soon.
* Required texts
- On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson (Book One of The Wingfeather Saga)
- A journal or notebook
* Required texts not included with course purchase
Sarah Fothergill has been teaching for 12 years. She holds a BA in 7-12 English and History Education and an MA in Secondary Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Throughout her career, Sarah has taught writing, literature, and speaking to both middle and high school students. Sarah is excited to offer Scholé Academy students her passion for studying literature and history, and looks forward to helping them learn, grow, and reflect on “the good, the true, and the beautiful” in everything.
In addition to teaching, Sarah also enjoys leading Sunday school and Vacation Church School classes, and serving as a youth group instructor and chanter at St. George Orthodox Church in Kearney, Nebraska. She also loves spoiling her two young nieces, reading, writing, gardening, and spending time with her husband and two adorable kittens. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Headset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class. Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm
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- Visit zoom.us/download.
- Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
- Open and run the installer on your computer.
- In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.
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