November Tween Book Club: Matilda 2020

November Tween Book Club: Matilda

Matilda, by Roald Dahl, is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she’s just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It’ll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

The purchase of the online class component includes the following book specific resources:

      • * A suggested reading schedule
      • * A PDF reading guide with comprehension questions
      • * Vocabulary activities
      • * Discussion board posts in our online classroom
      • * Writing/multimodal project prompts related to the reading
      • * An invitation to a live discussion
      • * A recording of the summary of the live discussion

Planning on participating in more than one month? You can get all 9 of the 2020/2021 Tween Book Club classes for $70 (two books free).

What Makes SEA Online Classes Special

Month-Long Online Classroom Experience with a 1-hour live session near the end of the month.

Live session scheduled for Tuesday, November 24 from 10-11am Central. Video summary available for those who cannot attend.

Suggested Age Range: 9-12

$10 for 1 Month
$35 for 1 Month with Feedback

All participants will need to secure their own copy of the book. Used, borrowed, or electronic versions are all acceptable.

For live session: A webcam and microphone are recommended.

For participation throughout the book club: A Google Drive account is required to submit some assignments. Discussion boards will take place over Discord. Parent permission is required for use of Discord for students under the age of 13. Those who do not wish to use Discord may still participate in discussions via the comment feature in our classroom. Both Google Drive and Discord accounts can be

Participants can participate as much as works for their schedules and interest level. There will be opportunities for ongoing discussions, vocabulary activities, and additional resources to explore. Between reading the book and participating in supplemental activities, participants can expect to spend between 1 and 3 hours a week on class activities. Those who choose to do the final project (with or without the feedback add-on) can expect to spend 4-5 additional hours on that project.

The book club discussion boards and live discussion are extemporaneous and therefore somewhat unpredictable. Facilitators will do their best to ensure positive, supportive interactions.

Families are encouraged to check reviews and content notes for each individual book in the book club to ensure it is a good fit for them.