Reading for the Logic Stage I

Full-year course. Reading for the Logic Stage 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.

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    • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne
    • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
    • Amos Fortune, Free Man, Elizabeth Yates
    • The Birchbark House, Louise Erdrich
    • The Complete Folk & Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm and Jacob Grimm
    • The Crucible, Arthur Miller
    • El Deafo, Cece Bell
    • The Great Fire, Jim Murphy
    • The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition, J.R.R. Tolkien
    • I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai
    • Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
    • Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery, Agatha Christie
    • Navigating Early, Clare Vanderpool
    • Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw
    • The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
    • The Winter Room, Gary Paulsen
    • Selected Poems by Christina Rossetti, Edgar Allan Poe, Langston Hughes, Margarita Engle, Robert Frost, William Wordsworth, Wisława Szymborska, and Yusef Komunyakaa (will be provided by the instructor)
  • Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.
  • Class cap: 15 students.
  • Designed for grades 6-8.
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