SEA Teen and Tween Book Clubs

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Teen/Tween Book Clubs
Teen Book club, High School, SEA Online Classes, Teen/Tween Book Clubs with Michelle

SEA Teen and Tween Book Club Information

The SEA Tween and Teen Book Clubs have been revamped, and we are working to make these self-sustaining. To help with that, we are delighted to have two seasoned educators and bibliophiles join the team to run them: Dr. Sabrina Weiss and Dr. Michelle Parrinello-Cason.

Participation in the Facebook groups is still free. If you have a tween or teen and would like to take part in the SEA Teen/Tween Book Clubs, you can join our free Facebook groups as long as you are also a member of the main SEA Facebook group. Anyone participating in the SEA Teen/Tween Book Clubs will receive the full reading list for the academic year as well as posts within the group with links to relevant resources and discussion questions.

In addition, there is a new supplemental component that brings these up to the level your students would get in middle school and high school literature classes.  Each of these has suggested writing assignments that are thought-provoking, helping students dig deeper and investigate concepts more fully.

For an additional cost, Sabrina and Michelle will provide students with meaningful feedback that focuses on their strengths and challenges. Feedback will be given for rough and final drafts of projects and papers included in the class materials.

The purchase of the online class component includes the following:

      • *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

Once the live monthly session has ended, materials are available in a self-paced format. These include:

      • *A suggested reading schedule
      • * A PDF reading guide with comprehension questions
      • * Vocabulary activities
      • * Writing/multimodal project prompts related to the reading

To join our free Facebook groups for each Book Club, you must first be a member at the main  Secular, Eclectic, Academic Homeschoolers group.

Click here to join the Tween Book Club: For Secular, Eclectic, Academic Homeschoolers.

Click here to join the Teen Book Club: For Secular, Eclectic, Academic Homeschoolers.

If you have an older tween or a younger teen, feel free to join both groups and participate in the readings that feel best suited to your learner’s interests and reading skills.

Fall 2020

The academic year runs from September-May for the Book Clubs.  Pick and choose the ones you like!

Tween Book Club

We are media, and media is us.  I have always loved stories as opportunities to learn, think, and explore ideas and problems within and beyond us.  So I use stories as starting points for learning, with a focus on fantasy, science fiction, and speculative fiction.  Many of these stories are based in actual histories, inspired by real cultures, and provoked by relevant problems and technologies. -Dr. Sabrina Weiss

September Tween Book Club: Amy’s Eyes 2020Sabrina Weiss$5 Self-PacedSelf-Paced; No Live MeetingsClass Complete- Self-Paced Options Available
October Tween Book Club: A Wrinkle in Time 2020Sabrina Weiss$5 Self-PacedSelf-Paced; No Live MeetingsClass Complete- Self-Paced Options Available
November Tween Book Club: Matilda 2020Michelle Parrinello-Cason$5 Self-PacedSelf-Paced; No Live MeetingsClass Complete- Self-Paced Options Available
December Tween Book Club: The First Rule of Punk 2020Michelle Parrinello-Cason$5 Self-PacedSelf-Paced; No Live MeetingsClass Complete- Self-Paced Options Available
January Tween Book Club: The Last Unicorn 2021Sabrina Weiss$10Live Session: Friday, January 29 at 1pm Eastern/12pm Central/11am Mountain/10am PacificSpace Available
February Tween Book Club: Esperanza Rising 2021Michelle Parrinello-Cason$10Live Session: Thursday, February 25 at 11am Eastern/10am Central/9am Mountain/8am PacificSpace Available
March Tween Book Club: Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans 2021Michelle Parrinello-Cason$10Live Session: Thursday, March 25 at 11am Eastern/10am Central/9am Mountain/8am PacificSpace Available
April Tween Book Club: LeviathanSabrina Weiss$10Live Session: Friday, April 30 at 1pm Eastern/12pm Central/11am Mountain/10am PacificSpace Available
May Tween Book Club: Dealing with Dragons 2021Sabrina Weiss$10Live Session: Friday, May 28 at 1pm Eastern/12pm Central/11am Mountain/10am PacificSpace Available

Fall 2020

The academic year runs from September-May for the Book Clubs.  Pick and choose the ones you like!

I’ve chosen the books that I’m leading this year with a few different goals in mind. I wanted to make sure that I highlighted stories from different communities. All of my selections are designed to help readers reflect on their place in the larger world and how their sense of self relates to empathy for others. -Michelle Parrinello-Cason

Teen Book club, High School, SEA Online ClassesSeptember Teen Book Club: Moxie 2020Michelle Parrinello-Cason$5 Self-PacedSelf-Paced; No Live MeetingsClass Complete- Self-Paced Options Available
Teen Book club, High School, SEA Online ClassesOctober Teen Book Club: Here We Are: Feminism for the Real WorldMichelle Parrinello-Cason$5 Self-PacedSelf-Paced; No Live MeetingsClass Complete- Self-Paced Options Available
Teen Book club, High School, SEA Online ClassesNovember Teen Book Club: Watership Down 2020Sabrina Weiss$5 Self-PacedSelf-Paced; No Live MeetingsClass Complete- Self-Paced Options Available
Teen Book club, High School, SEA Online ClassesDecember Teen Book Club: Tailchaser’s Song 2020Sabrina Weiss$5 Self-PacedSelf-Paced; No Live MeetingsClass Complete- Self-Paced Options Available
Teen Book club, High School, SEA Online ClassesJanuary Teen Book Club: Tipping Point 2021Michelle Parrinello-Cason$10Live Session: Thursday, January 28 at 11am Eastern/10am Central/9am Mountain/8am PacificSpace Available
Teen Book club, High School, SEA Online ClassesFebruary Teen Book Club: Spinning Silver 2021Sabrina Weiss$10Live Session Friday, February 26 at 1pm Eastern/12pm Central/11am Mountain/10am PacificSpace Available
Teen Book club, High School, SEA Online ClassesMarch Teen Book Club: The Song of Achilles 2021Sabrina Weiss$10Live Session Friday, March 26 at 1pm Eastern/12pm Central/11am Mountain/10am PacificSpace Available
Teen Book club, High School, SEA Online ClassesApril Teen Book Club: Turning 15 on the Road to FreedomMichelle Parrinello-Cason$10Live Session: Thursday, April 29 at 11am Eastern/10am Central/9am Mountain/8am PacificSpace Available
Teen Book club, High School, SEA Online ClassesMay Teen Book Club: Brown Girl DreamingMichelle Parrinello-Cason$10Live Session: Thursday, May 27 at 11am Eastern/10am Central/9am Mountain/8am PacificSpace Available