ERC Month Five – Science Fiction/Fantasy + Community

An easy mix for our fifth month!

Science fiction and fantasy rely on creating an alternate world of some sort, so there is bound to be community within most stories. How deeply you choose to dig into the topic from there is up to you.

As always, the genre is the required reading for the month; the topic is the bonus challenge. Keep in mind that science fiction and fantasy can be found in many different forms – chapter books, picture books, graphic novels, plays, even poetry. Pick a favorite, or sample across several and see what you prefer.

For an extension activity this month (if you haven’t yet, download the Eclectic Readers Club Packet to learn more about this), consider getting involved in your community. You might organize a litter pick up, volunteer some of your time, or donate supplies to a charity. This is also a suggested activity in the meeting outline below.

Happy reading!

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Who am I? Foremost, the lucky momma of an amazing boy. To be perfectly honest, I am less his teacher than he is my inspiration - I have learned at least as much from him in the last eight years as he has from me. I am an old-timer at heart; I'd rather live on a farm, garden, crochet, and raise my kid out in the sun than anything else. I'm a bit of a technological dinosaur, more geared toward life where you can get your hands dirty and have some fun exploring, learning, and growing. I'm a homeschooled, homeschooling single parent with a passion for my son, nature, and the simple life. I am not here to pretend I know it all or lay out the research or provide a step-by-step game plan. I hope to encourage and inspire families to join in the journey of learning together - and have the fun that life is supposed to be made of along the way. Happy exploring!

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