Welcome to BookClubClassics!
I have spent the last 16 years teaching literature to adolescents at a public high school in the Twin Cities and online to students around the world.
I design discussion kits for book clubs that include (in addition to discussion questions), menu ideas, bookmarks, warm-up activities, author information and historical context, great links, and anything else you can think of to enrich your book club’s experience of any work.
Sounds like more than your book club needs?
I also write discussion questions for books. This is a great option for those books that are either too new or too old (or too obscure) to have existing questions available. I have been told that my questions are more engaging that the stock questions that sometimes come with books — 15 years of engaging reluctant adolescents in discussion have illustrated which questions work and which are duds! I think you will find that my questions result in compelling discussions.
Past customers have told me that my kits raise the level of discussion and help keep their members focused on the works — I hope so!
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In the past year, I have created kits for customers for the following works. Please click on the title to find out more about each book (at Amazon) or go to my Buy Kits page to purchase a discussion guide. Only interested in discussion questions? Please go to my Discussion Questions page:
- The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
- A Thousand Splendid Suns
- The Gathering
- Loving Frank
- The Road
- The Faith Club
- Out Stealing Horses
- All the King’s Men
- Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
- The Member of the Wedding
- The Good Soldier
- Mrs. Dalloway
- To the Lighthouse
- Between the Acts
- Absalom, Absalom
- The Great Gatsby
- The Sun Also Rises
- Pride and Prejudice
- and many more!!
My rates are as follows:
- Standard Contemporary kit — $15.00
- Standard Classic kit — $9.99 (great for teachers!)
- Discussion questions only — $7.99