Elementary Literature Book Club

Elementary Literature Book Club – 2017-2018

Thursdays, 11:15-12:30

Instructor: Dee Pendergast       d.pend4@gmail.com

Class Tuition: $350 per year, or 10 equal installments of $35
If you register for BOTH Literature Club and Math Games, your tuition will be $600 for the year for BOTH classes.

Supply Fee: $50 per year, due at registration

*Note: This class is designed for upper elementary (grade 3-5) but it is better to go by your child’s reading level and abilities.  Look at the list below to see if the books will be too challenging before signing up, as most are tailored to a third grade reading level.  You can also read with your child and make this a read aloud time if needed.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Course Description: This will be a fun interactive class where reading truly comes to life!  With a balanced literacy approach to reading, children will be working in groups to discover and learn through a variety of text.  In this class students will learn about the different genres of literature, story structure, and learn helpful strategies to comprehend what they are reading.  While in small groups, students will be able to discuss new vocabulary words, analyze characters, make connections to the text, visualize the story, and be able to ask and answer questions.  Weekly reading will be required, usually between 3-5 chapters, and they must be ready to discuss things with their groups in class.  This is a supplemental reading class, so other reading instruction for your child may be needed.

Required materials: 2 inch binder, 12 tabs, Pencil box, 2 pencils, Colored pencils, Glue, Scissors

Books for Book Club:
by Leslea Newman

Choose one of the three Ronald Dahl books for our Ronald Dahl Author Study:
James and the Giant Peach
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Molly’s Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen
Nancy and Plum by Betty MacDonald
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
My First Book of Biographies by Jean Marzollo
The Random House Book of Poetry by Jack Prelustsky
Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story by Wendy Tokuda & Richard Hall



Even if your child has read some of these books, the discussion and reading skills we will be covering with each book will be beneficial.