Summer Reading Club for the Rhetoric Stage: “Strange & Wonderful Journeys”

Summer course. The WTMA Summer Reading Club is designed to keep rhetoric-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 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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    • The Martian, Andy Weir
    • The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman
    • To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis
    • Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth, Apostolos Doxiadis
    • Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.
  • Class cap: 20 students.
  • Designed for students in grades 9-12.
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