Summer Reading Club 1

Course Description

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Single-semester 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 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.  

Example Syllabus (Download the PDF)

Course Theme: “Unlikely Heroes and Epic Adventures”

Course texts:

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  • Caddie Woodlawn, Carol Ryrie Brink
  • The Book of Three, Lloyd Alexander
  • Johnny Tremain, Esther Hoskins Forbes
  • The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, Joan Aiken
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Robert C. O’Brien
  • The Giver, Lois Lowry
  • Holes, Louis Sachar
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay, J.K. Rowling

Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.

Class cap: 20 students.

Designed for students in grades 5-8.

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