Joy of Apex Novel Study — Senior
This is a book study consisting of eight sessions focused on Joy of Apex by Napatsi Folger. Through dynamic activities, the book study addresses common yet sensitive life events as it explores the life of Joy Magnussen, a young girl of ten, growing up through a parental separation.
Following along with the chapters of the book, learners will apply their learning in various reading, writing, and oral communication activities. Through discussion and short answer activities, learners will address family dynamics and marital separation from the perspective of the characters in the book. In a series of comprehension and research activities, they will analyze the challenges and growth the characters experience and develop a deeper understanding of children of Joy’s age. Learners will be further encouraged to draw on their own life experiences through journal reflections.
Learners will engage in a series of language activities on parts of speech and sentence structure. They will emerge from this unit with strengthened reading, writing, and oral communication skills and a deeper understanding of the younger generation.