Honor Academy's book club helps students build and improve upon their reading and writing skills in a fun, interactive environment.
Our book club focuses on encouraging students to read closely and engage in active discussion rather than passively read the text. Small class sizes give each student a chance to speak and learn from their peers. Students will develop analysis and reading comprehension skills through a mix of discussions and written activities. Honor Academy also offers chapter-by-chapter reading comprehension and vocabulary worksheets, along with discussion questions for our books so parents can ensure their student keeps up with the assigned readings.
Through Honor Academy's book club, students are able to read from books that range in genre, time period, authorship, and style. From modern young adult novels like "The Hunger Games" to older classics like "The Chronicles of Narnia," there is something for every student. Our tutors discuss what book to choose with the students, ensuring that each class is engaged and interested.
Book Club Benefits
Through guided reading, students develop a greater understanding of character, plot, and theme. This provides them with the skills to read increasingly complex texts both inside and outside of the classroom.
Book club gives students the chance to stretch their analytical skills and interact critically with a text. As students get older, these skills will become increasingly important and having a strong foundation gives them the best chances at success.
Grammar and Vocabulary
Guided group discussion about the books gives students a structured space to communicate their opinions in a way that is academic and critical. Even the shyest student will be encouraged to speak up and express themselves.
Appreciation for Novels
Honor Academy provides the opportunity to read novels with a wide range of genres, subject matter, and complexity. This allows the students to develop a newfound appreciation for books that they may not have chosen to read otherwise.
Regular reading and participating in writing exercises helps to improve grammar and spelling. Honor Academy also supplies supplementary materials to assist students’ with these skills.
Students are given activities tailored to the book they are reading in order to help them engage more deeply with the text and the complex craft of writing. This also helps reluctant readers feel motivated to work harder.