Elementary Literature Book Club

Elementary Literature Club 2018 – 2019

Thursdays, 11:30 – 12:30

Instructor: Dee Pendergast       d.pend4@gmail.com

Class Tuition: $250 per year, or 10 equal installments of $25

Supply Fee: $50 per year, due at registration

*NOTE:  There is a minimum of 8 students required for this class to progress. 

*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.  You can also read with your child and make this a read aloud time if needed.  

Course Description: This will be a fun, interactive class where reading truly comes to life!  It is my goal for students to learn to love reading!  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 Dividers, Pencils, Colored pencils, Glue, Scissors

Books for Book Club: (Teacher will finalize book selections by July 1st)
The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
The Moffats by Eleanor Estes
The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Caddi Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konisburg
Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
The Random House Book of Poetry for Children by Jack Prelutsky
My First Book of Biographies by Jean Marzollo