Reading for the Logic Stage III

Full-year course. Reading for the Logic Stage III is designed to engage logic-stage 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.

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 III is the final course in the three-level sequence. In RFLS III, students will be given the tools to go deeper in their reading comprehension, written responses, and discussion. Students will work towards feeling comfortable using literary terms and identifying literary devices in the texts studied. They will continue to work on supporting their assertions about a text with evidence. The difference in RFLS III is that students will earn a letter grade in the class. While work in the level three course will be more complex than in the first two levels, the goal of fostering a habit of reading for pleasure is still the core value of the class.

*In this third level of Reading for the Logic Stage, students will be allowed to vote and select the last two text selections of the course as a class, with instructor guidance. For this reason, the final two text choices will be shared with parents and students at the start of the spring semester in order to provide families plenty of time to obtain copies and preview the texts themselves.

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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  • Example Syllabus
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    • Boxers & Saints, Gene Luen Yang 
    • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, John Boyne 
    • Furia, Yamile Saied Méndez 
    • The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros 
    • Monster, Walter Dean Myers
    • Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman 
    • The Other Side of the Truth, Beverley Naidoo 
    • Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe 
    • Selected Poems, E. E. Cummings 
    • Selections from The Complete Father Brown Stories, G. K. Chesterton 
    • Selections from One Hundred Great Short Stories, ed. James Daley  
    • Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.
  • Class cap: 15 students.
  • Designed for grades 7 & 8.
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