In this course, The House with a Clock in Its Walls Online Book Club for Kids, we will read through the book The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs. As we are reading, we will go on rabbit trails of discovery into history, science, art, 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 the magic of the house.
Join us on an adventure into this sometimes humorous gothic tale about a boy, his quirky relative, and a mystery.
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Adding adventure to education in The House with a Clock in Its Walls book club.
What IS a Family Online Book Club?
Family online book clubs are Teachable courses that guide your student through reading novels while adding optional grammar, spelling, and writing. Each book club is made up of 8 parts that are designed to be a month-long literature study. They are designed for students ages upper elementary through high school. Click on any of the pictures below to see the different elements of each book club and how easily you can add adventure to your literature studies.
Several per Lesson
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.
Several per Course
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
One per Lesson
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.
One Per Course
The pinnacle of the Family Online Book Club experience is the Party School! At the end of each literature study, we will celebrate the novel with a party. Invite friends or family over for food and fun! All the ideas for food, decorations, and activities are included.
“They offer solid content in an interesting format that is very easy to use.
“I particularly like the way these Online Book Club studies take advantage of internet resources to enhance the study of novels while also adding activities for family involvement. The inclusion of spelling, grammar, vocabulary, literary analysis, and composition work means that studies can cover a significant part of a student’s language arts coursework for middle school students, although they will need additional instruction in grammar and composition. If you are more narrowly focused on using these studies primarily for coverage of literature, they offer solid content in an interesting format that is very easy to use."
- Curriculum Specialist and Owner of Cathy Duffy Reviews
Commonly Asked Questions
What ages of children is the book club for?
The book, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, has topics that would appeal to middle school through high school.
What happens next?
After you make your purchase, you will receive an email link to the course. You will need to create a username and password, if this is your first course.
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 Literary Adventures for Kids.
Can my child work through this 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 book club?
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.
What supplies will we need?
You will need the book, The House with a Clock in Its Walls. 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 should this book club take my child?
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 I use this course with my co-op or school?
Yes. Please contact me at [email protected] for information about school and co-op licensing.
What if I don't like 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.
Hi, I’m Dachelle. I’m a homeschooling mom of 3 in the South. I love chocolate and have been known to hide it from my children. I can often be found reading a good book (or even sometimes just an okay book) and enjoying a jar of Nutella — don’t judge. I blog, here, at HideTheChocolate.com when I’m not creating book clubs and making lists…lots and lots of lists (it’s an addiction). Learn more…