Do You Struggle Motivating Your Teen To Read The Classics?
The Society of Literary Adventurers provides you with the tools to engage your teen in the classics and give them all they need to earn a high school level literature credit.
Adding just the right amounts of technology and adventure are the keys to engaging your teen in the classics while still checking off the boxes for a high school literature credit.
Everything changed when my kids turned into teenagers.
All my methods of inspiring and motivating them went out the window along with read-alouds and morning time.
Convincing them to cooperate with siblings and finish their school assignments became a daily battle.
At one point, I almost gave up. I almost decided to say goodbye to our sweet homeschool and enroll them in traditional school.
Fortunately, it didn't come to that.
Instead, I discovered a way to inspire my teenagers to read again and still sneak in grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and even writing projects!
The Magic Reading Loop
When you make connections to the literature you're reading, you will remember it for years.
It becomes a part of who you are.
Smell that apple pie? It reminds me of grandma's recipe we baked when we read Charlotte's Web.
The Society gives your students the tools they need to build those connections, improve reading comprehension, become great readers and writers who are able to express themselves eloquently.
Your teenagers can be excited to read great classic literature and you don’t have to fight them anymore.
(Well, with reading. You may still have to discuss that outfit!)
I know because I was where you are.
I was struggling to get a positive reaction about pretty much anything from my teens. But, doing literature assignments? That was like pulling teeth.
Why would they want to sit down and read a book written forever ago when they could be chatting with their friends on social media?
What is the appeal in a classic book with a sophisticated vocabulary? These are kids who text in acronyms with little to no punctuation.
And, don't get me started about grammar or writing assignments! Some days I just gave up the battle and hoped they learned to write in coherent sentences on their own.
So, one day I sat down with a friend and we came up with a plan.
Our plan was simple.
We would create a literature study that was comprised of classic literature, grammar, and writing projects but also used technology in the form of apps, movies, videos, and experiments. Plus, we threw in a few snacks for good measure.
It wasn’t using the tried-and-true methods; and it went against the prevailing traditional thinking, but it was brilliant and it worked.
We created an amazing course that introduced our teens to classic poets like Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, William Butler Yeats, and Dylan Thomas.
But, we didn’t stop there.
We kept creating courses. And, this time, we invited them to experience the works of Harper Lee, Jack London, Louisa May Alcott, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
And, the teens loved it!
But, even better, the moms were thrilled. The stress of finding a way to teach the classics to their kids was gone. They could relax and enjoy homeschooling a little more.
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become."
- C. S. Lewis -
I've been there...
Now, I know you’re thinking that creating an online course for literature is nothing new. You’ve probably tried plenty of courses over the years.
And, you’ve probably tried plenty of ways to make sure your teen is getting everything they need to graduate and lead a successful life.
I know the struggles of trying to teach a teenager. There’s all this pressure to not only educate them but to do it in a way that motivates them and checks off all the boxes for a high school credit.
It’s an enormous burden.
- How can you possibly provide everything your teen needs?
- Will they succeed in life?
- Will they have all their credits to graduate?
- Will they become responsible members of society?
I get it. Being a homeschool parent is hard. Being a homeschool parent of a teen is beyond exhausting.
Like I said, I was once in your shoes.
I had a teen who had lost his love of reading. He saw no advantage in spending hours reading a book when he could spend that time on PlayStation or baseball.
It was that horrible feeling of watching him become an adult and questioning if I was doing enough for him that made me want to come up with a better way.
That “way” started with going to where my teen was. If technology was what got his attention, then I would use it to my advantage (and ultimately, his).
So we spent hours and days immersed in novels, vocabulary, and literary elements. We researched rabbit trails, hands-on activities, and writing projects. It became our passion and eventually it won-over our teens.
There WAS a better way and we had proved it worked -- with our own kids.
Let us help you.
Society of Literary Adventurers
With our membership, you can easily add enchantment, inspiration, and adventure to your homeschool. And with dozens of online book clubs to choose from, your teen will be inspired to read from many different genres.
What's In It For You?
The tricky part in creating any curriculum is making it work for the homeschool teacher and the student. You can't have one without the other.
If we designed a curriculum that was completing all the checkboxes for the teacher and didn't consider if it was appealing to the student, then moms would have a harder time getting their kids to do the work.
Alternatively, we couldn't create a curriculum that was all fun and exciting for the kids but didn't give them a solid education.
So we combined the best of both and created a curriculum that checks off the boxes for the homeschool moms and the teens!
What's In It For Parents?
What's In It For Teens?
Let's Be Honest...
You really have two options:
- Keep researching and trying new literature curriculums hoping one of them will click, or
- let us show you how to take the burden of high school literature credits off your shoulders.
Don’t look back on these years and think “If I had just had more time and was less overwhelmed.”
The key to inspiring your teens to read classic literature is to go to where they are.
Open the doors to technology.
Bring the classic stories into the 21st century.
Make them appealing to a new generation.
Show them that even though the world changes, people remain the same. We still need love, compassion, justice, friends, and family. Our clothing, dialect, and opinions may have changed, but our basic humanity is still the same.
So, introduce them to a world of adventure, intrigue, mystery, and conflict. And, help them become excited about literature again.
What Does the Membership Offer?
The book club membership gives you access to all our current book clubs and any future ones as they are developed. But, it is so much more. Our Society can take the stress out of homeschooling high school literature.
We’ve done all the hard stuff. We’ve created courses that include grammar, literary elements, writing projects, critical thinking questions, and fun.
Dozens Of Online Courses
With Poet Studies in our Poetry and a Movie Course, American Classic Literature Book Clubs, British Literature Courses, World Literature Courses, Stand-Alone Courses and Shakespeare Courses, you have plenty of courses to choose from.
Monthly Interactive Book Club
Each month we will have a interactive book club, that you can choose to join. We'll all participate in the monthly book club learning about our novel and preparing for the live book club at the end of the month.
Learn about our New Live BONUS below.
We have workshops to help you learn how to implement a relaxed and enchanting homeschool life, even in the high school years.
Community Support & Instructor Feedback
Course authors and other community members are available to offer support and ideas when you need them in a private community (not on social media). Instructor Office Hours are available in the community for live question and answer sessions and personal feedback.
Wondering what is available for your child's level?
Here’s what people are saying:
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"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."
"My daughter LOVES these courses and I can't wait to learn more from the workshops!"
"If you are in the market for a language arts curriculum that’s already prepared for you and is appealing to kids, then this is for you."
"The kids and I absolutely loved this course."
"The guided learning through technology and movies is a pretty irresistible combination. Better yet, that guided learning comes with plenty of opportunities for family discussion, all with no prep involved. It doesn't get better than that!"
What IS an Online Book Club?
Each book club is unique, but these are parts that make up each one.
Rabbit Trails: Investigations into Parts of the Book
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: Hands-On Projects
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.
Reading, 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.
Party School: Celebration of the Book
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.
But,That's Not All!
Members not only receive all the courses, workshops and instruction, but you will also receive Members' Only Bonuses!
Live Virtual Book Clubs
*Exclusive to Members
Our live book clubs give your students the ability to interact with fellow readers. They can share their thoughts and gather new insights to their reading with critical thinking questions and activities led by a seasoned book club host.
Valued at $200
Live Virtual Poetry Teatimes
*Exclusive to Members
Our live poetry teatimes open your children up to the world of poetry in a fun environment. They can share their favorite poems, learn about the poetry and even try their hand at writing their own poetry led by a seasoned poetry teatime host.
Valued at $100
Research Paper Course
*Exclusive to Members
No teen likes the idea of writng a research paper. It's confusing, overwhelming, and simply stressful.
But, it doesn't have to be that way.
In this course, students will walk through the process of researching and writing a paper from a topic they choose in simple weekly steps.
Valued at $50
Book Club Planner
*Exclusive to Members
Our Book Club Planner offers you a simple way to add the joy of reading to your homeschool while also giving your kids the added fun of socializing with their friends.
Use our planner to help you plan fantastic book clubs with your family, neighbors, friends, or even your local homeschool group.
Valued at $5
About The Course Teachers,
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.
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
When does the membership start and finish?
The membership starts as soon as you enroll and ends when you decide you no longer want access! These are completely self-paced online courses - you decide when you start and when you finish each course. As long as you are enrolled as a member, you have access to the courses.
What if I am unhappy with the membership?
We would never want you to be unhappy! You may discontinue your membership at any time. You will have access to the courses for the remainder of the month that you have paid for. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, you cancel anytime within the first seven days and no charge will be made to your account.
What if I have already purchased a course, will I lose access to it if I cancel my membership?
No. Every course you purchase individually or in a bundle will remain yours for the life of Literary Adventures for Kids. If you decide that you want to cancel your membership, you will only lose access to the courses that had not been purchased individually.
Is there a discount if I join both the high school and elementary/middle school memberships?
Yes. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for available discounts.
How long do I have access to the membership?
As long as you want! After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you continue to be a member - across any and all devices you own.
What if I cancel my membership, can I get access to the courses?
We will be sorry to see you go, but you can always re-enroll in our membership at anytime. We understand if you might need to take a break and come back at a later time. You can also purchase individual courses. Those courses you will have access to for the life of Literary Adventures for Kids.
I have already purchased several courses. Can I get a discount on the membership?
Yes. Contact us for available disounts.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee for 7-Days
We understand that not every course is the perfect fit. That's why we give you a free 7-day trial. In that time, you can decide for yourself and not be charged.
However, 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 7 days of purchase for a full refund. After that time, we will not be able to offer a full refund.