Percy Jackson Book Club: Old Myths in the Modern World

$15.00 every 2 weeks

In this book club, students read independently. Then come to class to discuss each Percy Jackson book in the series. This class meets every other week. You will not be charged on off weeks.

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Welcome, conquering heroes! Are you ready for adventures where the modern world meets mythological stories and creatures of old? Come join us as we explore the amazing world of Percy Jackson.

From daring rescues to dangerous quests, we will explore the world of Percy Jackon together. Rick Riordon draws readers into a suspenseful world where two timelines collide to create epic battles and myths come to life. The Percy Jackson book series brings Greek mythology to life in a modern context, showcasing how ancient legends can still resonate with today’s readers. Rick Riordan seamlessly weaves these myths into the fabric of the modern world, from Mount Olympus being located above the Empire State Building to Medusa working at a roadside sculpture garden. By doing so, Riordan sparks curiosity in readers about Greek mythology, inviting them to explore and learn more about the rich tapestry of ancient stories that continue to influence our culture and imagination. It’s a clever and engaging way to introduce young readers to the wonders of Greek mythology and its enduring relevance in our modern lives.

We meet every other week to discuss the book in class, so students should read the book before class. We can’t wait for you to join us on this adventure. You are not charged on off-weeks.


Students will learn reading strategies, how to analyze, who they are as readers, and how to communicate about literature and life! They will begin to develop their own criteria for evaluating the books they read, and they will begin to understand the type of readers they are. To do this, each student takes a turn in talking about the book and the teacher will probe a bit to get each learner to do deeper thinking. Because it’s a discussion class, we encourage students to leave their cameras on, to use the chat box to expand the discussion, and to think about what they want to say before class begins.

Feel free to join us for all the books or just the ones you want. Pop in and out of the class as you wish, or transfer to different sections if your schedule changes. Sometimes students don’t quite finish the book, but they are still welcome to attend–they can tell their teacher they would like to pass on the discussion and just want to listen; however, we also ask questions that are applicable to reading in general, and these topics can be discussed whether they read the book or not. This book club will be ongoing until we finish! Students will earn a badge for each book they complete.


Week of October 15: Book 1 The Lightning Thief
Week of October 22: No Class
Week of October 29: Book 2 The Sea of Monsters
Week of November 5: No Class
Week of November 12: Book 3 The Titan’s Curse
Week of November 19: No Class
Week of November 26: No Class
Week of December 3: Book 4 The Battle of the Labyrinth
Week of December 10: No Class
Week of December 17: Book 5 The Last Olympian
Week of December 24- December 31: WINTER BREAK
Week of January 7: No Class
Week of January 14: Book 6 The Chalice of the Gods
Week of January 21: No Class
Week of January 28: The Demigod Files
Week of February 4: No Class
Week of February 11: Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes
Week of February 18: No Class
Week of February 25: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods
Week of March 3: No Class
Week of March 10: Demigods and Magicians

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Explicit instruction is “a structured, systematic, and effective methodology for teaching academic skills. It is called explicit because it is an unambiguous and direct approach to teaching that includes both instructional design and delivery procedures. Explicit instruction is characterized by a series of supports or scaffolds, whereby students are guided through the learning process with clear statements about the purpose and rationale for learning the new skill, clear explanations and demonstrations of the instructional target, and supported practice with feedback until independent mastery has been achieved.”
-Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching by Anita L. Archer and Charles A. Hughes.

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