Do you have a child who is already interested in espionage? This novel study is for them! Come join our Spy Club, and learn how to be a spy and do “spy stuff”…all while completing a novel study of a fantastic book!
Georges (the s is silent) was just a normal 7th grader at a normal middle school in the normal suburb of Brooklyn. But, when he and his parents move into their new apartment, Georges meets a rather abnormal boy, Safer, when he unwillingly joins his spy club. Together, the two boys investigate the mysterious Mr. X and slowly Georges begins to discover that not everything in the world of espionage is what it seems.
This is such a fun, engaging way to explore reading. I love the twist of exploring the world of spies as well! Printables will allow learners to summarize each chapter which helps with comprehension, predict what will happen next, track unfamiliar vocabulary and use context clues to help decipher anything difficult to understand; we will also do character studies, make inferences, reflect on reading, find the main idea, study character growth, follow the plot, learn about cause/effect, choose our favorite quotes, become book critics, and so much more! Each class will include super fun, out-of-class activities like creating a comic strip online to recreate a scene from the book, write poetry, make secret slime, try out spy ink, watch age-appropriate videos on spies and espionage, etc. Materials for classes will be discussed before each class so parents have enough time to gather materials; total cost of all materials including the book should be no more than $20. This is a flipped classroom model, which means learners will read the book outside of class, and then we will discuss what they’ve read during class.
Anticipated Course Outline
Class 1: Introduction to the novel; History of espionage; Homework: read chapters 1-4
Class 2: Discussion over reading; activity; Homework: read chapters 5-8
Class 3: Discussion over reading; activity; Homework: read chapters 9-13
Class 4: Discussion over reading; activity; Homework: read chapters 14-19
Class 5: Discussion over reading; activity; Homework: read chapters 20-24
Class 6: Discussion over reading; activity; Homework: read chapters 25-30
Class 7: Discussion over reading; activity; Homework: Book review
Class 8: Discussion over novel; final activities
Fri Sep 28, 9am – 9:40am Eastern
Tue Oct 2, 9am – 9:40am Eastern
Fri Oct 5, 9am – 9:40am Eastern
Tue Oct 9, 9am – 9:40am Eastern
Fri Oct 12, 9am – 9:40am Eastern
Tue Oct 16, 9am – 9:40am Eastern
Fri Oct 19, 9am – 9:40am Eastern
Tue Oct 23, 9am – 9:40am Eastern