Try It! Junior High Literature: Akata Witch

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Try It! Junior High Literature: Akata Witch

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This is a free online class with limited space available. Please only sign your student up if you intend to participate in the class.

Are you ready for summer reading? In this class we'll explore the magical world of Nnedi Okorafor's Akata Witch: After her family moves back to Nigeria, 12-year-old American-born Sunny discovers that she has special powers. She is one of the Leopard People, and her newly-found heritage opens up exciting new possibilities but also comes with some big responsibilities--including, perhaps, saving the world. Akata Witch is wonderful for readers who are looking for more diversity in their fiction, for Harry Potter fans who are always searching for the next book, and for anyone who enjoys a great adventure story. We'll read and discuss Akata Witch together and finish out our summer reading with a final project that will allow students to dive deeper into Sunny's world. This is a middle school literature class.

This is a sample online class that gives you a taste of what learning at the Academy is like. It includes:

  • 4 recorded class sessions (available from June 3-July 19) that you can cover at your own pace

  • downloadable notes and supplementary materials for each class session

  • assignments for each class session to work on at home

  • live chat times each week to ask questions and get teacher support

  • one teacher-graded assignment (due by July 19)

You will need:

  • A copy of Akata Witch

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