No More Boring Language Arts Classes!

Do you want your kids to learn about Shakespeare?

Are you wondering how to even get started teaching in a language used over 400 years ago?

Then let's go on a Shakespeare Adventure through Literature!

We'll start by traveling through time to learn about the world Shakespeare lived in and fun facts about his life.

As we read excerpts of A Midsummer Night Dream, we will

  • go on rabbit trails of discovery into history, nature, science, art, music and more;
  • stop and think about what Shakespeare was writing and why;
  • find ways to learn by experiencing parts of the book through hands-on activities;
  • end with watching the play the way Shakespeare intended!

This course includes several weeks of Shakespeare literature study. It is designed to be used in coordination with theatrical options available in your area.

This online literary guide has everything you need to study Shakespeare. This course includes:

  • introduction to the life and times of Shakespeare
  • a study of A Midsummer Nights Dream,
  • memorization,
  • copywork,
  • rabbit trails to boost reading comprehension,
  • hands-on activities to make connections to the literature,
  • critical thinking questions,
  • and writing projects.

This play is perfect for a month of high school level literature.

Take a sneak peek into the course that has everything you need for a fun and easy-to-implement language arts this month.

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  Start Here! Shakespeare: His Life, His World and Why You Should Learn About Him
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  A Midsummer Night's Dream: Week 1
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  A Midsummer Night's Dream: Week 2
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  A Midsummer Night's Dream: Week 3
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  A Midsummer Night's Dream: Week 4
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  Unlock unlimited access to all self-paced and live book clubs!
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Join us on a month-long literary adventure!

This isn't just a course - it's an adventure in learning.

Why Should Your Child Study Shakespeare?

Some of the benefits of students learning Shakespeare are:

*Enhances language skills:

Shakespeare's works are written in an elevated language that is different from contemporary English. By studying Shakespeare, high school students can develop their vocabulary, grammar, and syntax skills, which can help them become better writers and speakers.

*Builds critical thinking skills:

The plays often contain complex characters and storylines that require students to think critically and analyze the text. This type of analysis can help students develop their critical thinking skills, which are essential for success in higher education and beyond.

*Provides cultural and historical context:

By reading the Bard, we have a a window into the cultural and historical context of the Elizabethan era. Students can gain a better understanding of the time period and its significance, which can help them develop a more nuanced understanding of history.

*Encourages creativity and self-expression:

Shakespeare's works often contain themes and motifs that are open to interpretation. By studying Shakespeare, high school students can develop their creativity and self-expression by interpreting the text in their own unique way.

Confused about what is in Literary

Adventures for Kids Online Book Clubs?

Let's look at what makes up every online book club:

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Rabbit Trails

In our book clubs, we go on rabbit trails of discovery. We hop off the traditional roads of literature studies and meander down paths about science, culture, history, biographies, poetry, music and more.

We take deep dives into some of the subjects touched on in the plays and broaden our minds with new adventures -- all while building better reading comprehension.

Magic Dust

In every book club, we bring literature to life by sprinkling a bit of magic dust along the way.

These hands-on projects will take us into the book through science, art, games and more. Students make connections to the literature by touching, seeing, feeling and becoming a part of the book through the activities.

Teens Hands On Activities
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Play Time!

The pinnacle of the Shakespeare Book Club experience is the live performance! At the end of each literature study, we will celebrate by attending a theatrical performance. If a performance isn't available in your area, we include options for watching a recorded performance.

Meet the Creator of Literary Adventures for Kids,

Dachelle McVey

Dachelle is a former traditional teacher turned homeschool mom. She has a passion for literature and for adding adventure to her homeschool. She has started several book clubs in her community with the idea that each book club should be a celebration of literature.

At Literary Adventures for Kids she takes those experiences and uses them to create online book clubs that add that little bit of magic to your children's education.

“Education should be a living, breathing, tangible thing.”

Dachelle McVey

Don't Wait Another Day: Start Your Shakespeare Book Club Today!

❓Frequently Asked Questions

What ages of children is the book club for?

This play of Shakespeare has topics and activities that would be appropriate for high school.

What supplies will we need?

You will need the book, How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare. You will also need a storybook retelling of the plays. You may also want a notebook for notes and vocabulary. The project supply list is provided at the beginning of the course. You may choose which projects you will want to do.

What are the dates of the book club?

This is a self-paced course. There are no starting or ending dates. Feel free to use at your leisure.

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own for the lifetime of Hide The Chocolate's Literary Adventures for Kids.

Will the teacher provide any feedback to the child on their writing projects?

We provide students with the opportunity to share their Freewriting Questions and Writing Projects with us. If they choose to share, we will provide feedback in the form of critiques and encouragement. Some of our students use this option frequently, while others choose to submit their assignments to the parents.

How long should this course take?

The book club is set up on a lesson-by-lesson basis. It can take as much or as little time as you and your child feel you want to spend. That said, the original design is for a one month study. However, I recommend you choose which projects will be a good fit for your child and not feel obligated to complete all lessons.

Can my child work independently?

Yes, this course is designed for children to complete mostly independently. However, there are parent notes throughout for projects and videos. I recommend parents review the course before their children begin.

Can this be used for more than one child or as a family course?

Absolutely! We are a homeschooling family, and we encourage all our children to participate in book clubs. Often we will read the book together as a family read-aloud and then work through the rabbit trails and magic dust together.

Can this be used in a co-op setting?

Yes. Please contact me at [email protected] for information about school and co-op licensing.

What if I have questions or need help?

You can contact me at [email protected] and I will answer you as soon as possible.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We understand that not every book or course is the perfect fit. Due to the digital nature of this product, we are limited in how long we can offer a refund. If you don't find that the course fits for your family, please let us know within 5 days of purchase for a full refund. After that time, we will not be able to offer a full refund.

Join us on a month-long literary adventure!

This isn't just a course - it's an adventure in learning.