35 minute weekly class
Do you know a young girl who loves reading and socializing with other girls? This class combines socializing, engaging literary games, and book summarizing skills (which is an essential academic skill!). In upper elementary and middle school, reading becomes even more important as students will begin using their reading skills in all core subjects. When students are enthusiastic about reading, the core subjects in these grades seem less intimidating! What better way to become enthusiastic about reading than talking to other girls of the same age about books young girls love?
In this weekly book club, we will begin class with a greeting and allowing each student to briefly introduce herself. The teacher will give a brief introduction to each class on the key elements to summarize a book. Each week, students can share the book they are currently reading, the last book they read, or a favorite of theirs! They will have about 2 minutes to share so this will provide an opportunity to develop speaking skills and confidence. Each of the students will create their own “Book Wishlist” with paper and their choice of coloring tools. If another students shares an exciting book then they will add it to their “Book Wishlist”. Next, students will practice literary strategies through interactive games such as,
EXTREME MAKEOVER- Draw and describe a character from your book choice as to if they were living in today’s society!
ALPHABET SOUP- Name a character or important thing from your book of choice beginning with each letter of the alphabet!
EXTEND THE END- Without spoilers, tell us what you see the characters doing years into the future!
This class is an ongoing class so feel free to join in and leave when you want! Use this class to build social skills and confidence amongst other young girls or give your Summer Reading List a boost. I hope that either way you choose to join me in this lively and interactive class. Learners will be informally assessed by the teacher through observation. Parents can expect regular updates regarding student progress in social skills, speaking and reading strategies.