Summer Reading Club: “Growing Up is Hard to Do”

Summer course. The WTMA Summer Reading Club is designed to keep logic-stage students engaged in reading and discussion over the summer break. Students will come together with their instructor once a week to talk about that week’s reading. This summer's theme is  "Growing Up is Hard to Do."

This course is meant to foster a student’s love of reading. There are no formal written assignments. Students who participate in all 8 sessions will receive a WTMA Summer Reading Club t-shirt. Participation credit is earned by attending the live class or by watching the recording of a class and then completing a discussion board response based on a prompt given by the instructor.  

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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    • Freak the Mighty, Rodman Philbrick 
    • When Stars are Scattered, Victoria Jamieson 
    • A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness  
    • Wonder, R. J. Palacio 
    • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs 
    • Counting by 7s, Holly Goldberg Sloan 
    • The Red Pencil, Andrea Davis Pinkney 
    • Captains Courageous, Rudyard Kipling 
  • Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.
  • Class cap: 20 students.
  • Designed for students in grades 5-8.
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