Lit Club

Allow me to introduce you to my longest running class and the vision behind it.

This group began in 2012, out of a need to provide my last homeschooler an opportunity to dig deeper into literature through peer interaction.  This gathering is part literature study and part discipleship group as I provide them with a safe environment to ask questions, ponder confusing things, and search the scriptures for guidance on issues.  I often send them back to their parents with questions to discuss further.  I take this responsibility and privilege very seriously and always covet the prayers of parents as I lead these discussions.   

I enjoy supporting families who desire to continue homeschooling into high school because I believe it is worth it!  I deeply treasure the time I have with my literature students as we trod our way through a variety of books and hash out spiritual issues that come up through the stories.  Although not a literature expert, what I do bring to the discussion table is a passionate love of literature and scripture, as well as an open heart to make discoveries alongside my students.  I thrill to see their appreciation for literature budding and blossoming as we share the books together. 

 

I have an incredible opportunity to equip and empower young adults to better understand what it means to be a Christian in our world.   Most importantly, I come alongside them as they wrestle through the process of applying our Christian faith to real world issues, which are presented through the characters and their stories. 

 

My goals for the students:

  • To develop their literary palate for good writing and to learn to see the value in books they probably would not read on their own

  • To experience walking in the shoes of fictional characters deepening their understanding and compassion for different perspectives

  • To explore unfamiliar topics and issues that come out of varying experiences and eras

  • To develop critical evaluation skills, learning to think more deeply and to express thoughts more clearly, in the context of peer relationships

  • To practice listening to and valuing others’ perspectives, even if they don’t agree

  • To inspire them to read more and maybe even write to bring a message to the world

  • To consider their own calling and what God has wired them to do for their generation

  • To bring the Bible up front to become the filter through which they pour every thought and every choice, every attitude and every perspective; challenging them to connect Christian perspectives to the other perspectives we encounter

Winter-Spring  2019 Calendar:

  • Week of Feb.3-Week of May 5, 2019 

  • Tuesdays 3-4:30 pm, 90 minute classes (other days might be avail.)

Registration Basics:

  • Secure your spot with $25.00 non-refundable deposit by Jan.20, 2019

  • Minimum class size is 6, maximum 10

  • Students should be 14, or doing high school-level school work

  • Fees include preparation and teaching time, copies and study guides

  • Students are expected to obtain their own books

  • Basic fees vary with number of students enrolled in each class (see chart below)

Rates for 13 weeks of ‘Lit Club’ plus $8.00 fee to cover study guides & copies

Number of Students                                   Total Fees for Semester

 6                                 $298.00 + 8.00=          $306.00

 7                                 $255.00 + 8.00=          $263.00

 8                                 $224.00 + 8.00=          $232.00

 9                                 $198.00 + 8.00=          $206.00

10                                $178.00 + 8.00=          $186.00

“Work Study” Scholarship available for one student per semester per class.  Every hour worked earns $10.00 of class fees in one semester.  I need one student or parent to help with website updates and possibly simple book-keeping and one to help with yard work (heavy lifting, digging, etc.)  Subject to interview process and mutually agreed-upon ‘fit’ for tasks needed.

Essay Questions are provided at the conclusion of each book.  They can be used by parents to determine grades for students.  I do not provide grades for this class.

Essay Grading Option: If you wish to have Monique grade your student’s essays, the fee is $10.00/essay, due when each essay is turned in.

Homework: Details provided with registration. Please plan on 3-5 hours minimum per week for reading and preparation. Weekly homework is checked for completion upon arrival.

Book Lists: 4-5 books per semester will be chosen by parent consensus from this list for new students.

The Giver                                            Sir Gawain and the Green Knight     To Kill a Mockingbird  

The Time Machine                             How to Read a Book (excerpts)         Taming of the Shrew

The Hound of the Baskervilles          Mere Christianity                               Much Ado About Nothing

Year Two Selections May Include: The Hiding Place, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Oliver Twist, The Screwtape Letters, The Scarlet Letter, Frankenstein

"It's very obvious to students that Mrs. Myhre loves to teach. She's passionate about her classes, and enjoys the discussions as much as her pupils do. She is very engaging, and makes learning fun."   former student, M.G.