Literary Clubs

Student reading a book

Book and Digital Storytelling Club

The Book and Digital Storytelling Club helps bring storytelling to the 21st century. Participants come together each month to share their favorite book titles or series with each other during live, online meetings. The club facilitator guides and encourages student interaction in the live meetings and online forums. Using a variety of digital tools, students have an opportunity to incorporate pictures and audio into their original tales. Students can also share their stories and collaborate with peers to give critiques, create round robin stories, and discuss favorite genres. The Book and Digital Storytelling Club is open to students in all grade levels.

Brainteasers Club

The Brainteasers Club is all about critical thinking and problem solving for online students. Club members engage in a variety of brainteasers such as anagrams, pattern puzzles, logic stories, Sudoku puzzles, and word searches. To take it to the next level, students are challenged to create their own brainteasers, and an opportunity for sharing and feedback is provided through Connexus®, our education management system. Our online school Brainteasers Club is open to students in grades Kindergarten–5.

Pen Pals Club

Pen Pals is a new twist on a classic way to build friendships. Students develop their skills in letter writing, written expression, and penmanship, while making friends with other Connections Academy students. The Pen Pal Club is open to students in grades Kindergarten–5.

Student Literary Magazine—Pens and Lens

This monthly web-based literary magazine recognizes and publishes original student work. This recognition encourages and inspires others to pursue both writing and photography. Student writers and photographers in grades K–5 are able to join Pens and Lens.

Quiz Bowl Club

Elementary, middle, and high school whiz kids test their knowledge of fun facts in the Connections Academy Quiz Bowl Club. Trivia questions are presented by level (elementary, middle, and high) in the form of a weekly academic competition. Winners are identified by state and grade. The Quiz Bowl Club is open to students in grades Kindergarten–5.