- This event has passed.
Teen Literature—Winter Trimester
November 28 at 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm CST
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 27, 2024
Our Teen Literature class is a course designed to immerse students in the world of literature written for and about teenagers. Throughout the twelve-week trimester, students will read two novels. The class will cover two genres this winter: Mystery and Fantasy. We’ll examine family, romance, and loyalty themes in The Inheritance Games. Our second title, The Cruel Prince, a truly modern classic, contains much to discuss and debate, including common themes like power and corruption, love, alienation and belonging, courage and fear, family struggles, bravery, jealousy, friendship, and sisterhood.
In addition to reading and discussing texts, students will critically analyze and reflect through rotating literature roles, assignments, and class discussions. They will learn to analyze literary techniques such as characterization, symbolism, and theme and apply these skills to their writing. The class will also explore the role of literature in society and how it reflects and shapes cultural norms and values.
Overall, the Teen Literature class allows students to explore and appreciate the richness and diversity of literature written for and about their age group. This course encourages critical thinking, creativity, and empathy and provides a safe and supportive space for students to express their thoughts and ideas.
Discover how easy it is to encourage your teen to read for fun. They won’t even mind that this class counts as school.
- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
- The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes