The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Picture Book Online Book Club for Elementary

Adding adventure to the biography, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Picture Book

In this course, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind Online Book Club for Elementary, we will read through the picture book version of the book The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. As we are reading, we will go on rabbit trails of discovery into science, culture, 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 inspiring story.

This online literary guide has everything you need to study the book. This course includes spelling, grammar, rabbit trails, and activities. It is perfect for a month of elementary literature.


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What is in an Online Book Club?

Rabbit Trails

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.

Magic Dust

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 and Grammar

Every Online Book Club includes the chance to learn spelling and grammar through copywork and dictation. Students will have the opportunity to expand their 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.

Party Time!!

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


What ages of children is the book club for?
This book has topics and activities that would be appropriate for elementary.
What supplies will we need?
You will need the book, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind Picture Book Version. 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.
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 book 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 older children to complete mostly independently. (Younger children may need some help.) However, parents should be available to help with projects. 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.

Your Instructor


Dachelle McVey
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.


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