Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Online Book Club for Teens ~ World Literature Series
Adding adventure to the novel, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
In this course, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Online Book Club for Teens, we will read through the book Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Online Book Club for Teens by Dai Sijie. As we are reading, we will go on rabbit trails of discovery into history, culture, music, and more. We will find ways to learn by experiencing parts of the book through hands-on activities.
At the conclusion of the story, we will have a party school to celebrate this story and its characters.
This online literary guide has everything you need to study the book. This course includes vocabulary, grammar, discussion questions, rabbit trails, and a writing project. It is perfect for a month of high school level literature.
Take a sneak peek into the course by clicking the blue Preview button below.
PreviewRead, Write, Learn
PreviewVocabulary and Spelling
PreviewRabbit Trail: Mozart Sonata
PreviewRabbit Trail: Opium in China
PreviewRabbit Trail: Coal Mining
PreviewMagic Dust: Storyteller
PreviewQuestions to Ponder
PreviewShow What You Know
What is in an Online Book Club?
We will go on rabbit trails of discovery. We will hop off the traditional roads of literature studies and meander down paths about pop-culture, history, biographies, poetry, music and more. We will take deep dives into some of the subjects touched on in the book and broaden our minds with new adventures.
We will also 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. We will touch, see, feel and learn about the book through the activities.
Vocabulary & Grammar
Every Online Book Club for Teens includes the chance to learn spelling and grammar through copywork and dictation. Students will have the opportunity to expand their vocabulary and knowledge of grammar concepts through learning apps and other resources. We will also discuss literary elements found in the book and use our new knowledge for a writing project.
The pinnacle of the Online Book Club experience is the Party School! At the end of each literature study, we will celebrate the book with a party. Invite friends or family over for food and fun! All the ideas for food, decorations, and activities are included.
Frequently Asked Questions
Chantelle is a homeschooling mom to 6, with two graduates! She has homeschooled all ages from preschool through high school. With a desire to educate her children in a way that appeals to their learning styles, she has learned to embrace technology and use it to enrich their studies. She has successfully made the classics appealing and relevant to the high school crowd through the effective use of technology and modern culture.