The Birchbark House Online Book Club
Adding adventure to the book The Birchbark House
In the course, The Birchbark House Online Book Club, we will read through the book The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich. As we are reading, we will go on rabbit trails of discovery into the Anishinabe people, their culture, their lands and more. We will find ways to learn by experiencing parts of the book through cooking, art, gaming and more.
We will add a little ancient magic dust.
At the conclusion of the story, we will have a "party school" to celebrate the Ojibwa people and their culture.
"This has been an amazing book club! So much here to enrich this book!"
~ Chantelle, Homeschool Mom of five
Take a sneak peek into the course by clicking the blue Preview button below.
PreviewReading, Vocabulary and Grammar for this Lesson
PreviewRabbit Trail: Anishinabe
PreviewRabbit Trail: White-throated Sparrow
PreviewRabbit Trail: Speak like an Ojibwa
PreviewRabbit Trail: Birchbark Wigwam
PreviewRabbit Trail: The Birchbark Legend
PreviewMagic Dust: Birchbark tree painting
StartReading, Vocabulary and Grammar for this Lesson
StartRabbit Trail: Heartberries
StartRabbit Trail: Black Bears
StartRabbit Trail: The Legend of the Bear's Tail
StartRabbit Trail: Tanning a Moose Hide
StartRabbit Trail: Tikinagun
StartRabbit Trail: Blueberries
StartMagic Dust: Make Maple Sugar Candy
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 Family Online Book Club includes the chance to learn spelling and grammar through copywork and dictation. We will also discuss literary elements found in the book and use our new knowledge for a writing project.
The pinnacle of the Family 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.
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.”
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