Reading for the Logic Stage II

Full-year course. Reading for the Logic Stage II is designed to engage middle grade students in reading and literary discussion. Students will come together with their instructor once a week to talk about that week’s reading. The instructor will provide prompts for class discussion; these questions will guide that week’s discussion. Students will also be given the opportunity to serve as discussion facilitators throughout the semester.

Please note: Students may take Reading for the Logic Stage II without having completed Reading for the Logic Stage.

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    • Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
    • D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths, Ingri d’Aulaire and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
    • A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle
    • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis
    • Esperanza Rising, Pam Muñoz Ryan
    • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mildred D. Taylor
    • Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers
    • The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
    • Revolution is Not a Dinner Party, Ying Chang Compestine
    • A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry
    • Our Town, Thornton Wilder
    • Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, T.S. Eliot
    • Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, and Marjory Wentworth
    • The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick
    • The Princess Bride, William Goldman
    • A Separate Peace, John Knowles
    • The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, Peter Sis
    • The Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Lee Stewart
    • Little House on the Prairie: Little House in the Big Woods, Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • Other Words for Home, Jasmine Warga
  • Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.
  • Class cap: 15 students.
  • Designed for grades 6-8.
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