Reading for the Logic Stage IIA

Full-year course. Reading for the Logic Stage IIA is designed to engage logic-stage students in reading and literary discussion at a relaxed pace. 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. Reading for the Logic Stage IIA goes at about half the pace of the Level II offering. This course is suitable for students who enjoy reading at a more leisurely pace.

Reading for the Logic Stage courses are meant to inspire a love of reading, introduce students to a range of texts, and touch on the foundations of literary analysis. Reading for the Logic Stage IIA is the second course in the three-level sequence. In RFLS II A, students will continue to practice reading and responding to texts individually and in conversation with others, in both written and discussion formats. Students will be introduced to major literary terms and devices, and will identify them in the course texts. While work in RFLS II/IIA will incorporate a bit more literary complexity than in RFLS I, the goal of fostering a habit of reading for pleasure is still the core value of the class.

Please note: We suggest you review the proposed readings so that you are aware of the literature we are teaching and that your student’s level of maturity matches it. 


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Reading for the Logic Stage IIA Information




  • Example Syllabus
  • Pass/Fail Grading
  • Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.
  • Class cap: 15 students.
  • Designed for grades 6-8.

Course Materials




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    • Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes
    • A Midsummer’s Night Dream, William Shakespeare
    • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mildred D. Taylor
    • The Night Diary, Veera Hiranandani
    • A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry
    • Our Town, Thornton Wilder
    • The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick
    • The Princess Bride, William Goldman
    • The Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Lee Stewart
    • Poetry Speaks Who I Am: 100 Poems of Discovery, Inspiration, Independence, and Everything Else for Teens,  Elise Paschen
    • The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis
    • The Arrival by Shaun Tan 


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