ABCs of Literature
Teacher : Janiene Bishop
Wednesdays 10:15 - 11:15 - $325 per semester (2 semester course)
CLASS CLOSED - WAITLIST AVAILABLE
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This introductory course is designed for younger students who are just learning to read. The same books and assignments that are taught in our Lit for Littles program are adapted for new readers. Games, art projects, and group work will help lay a foundation for a lifelong love of literature!
Parents will read aloud one book per week with their students, working up to students reading books themselves. Simple homework assignments will be offered. The work load is entirely flexible, based on each student’s ability, and the teacher will work closely with parents to provide a personalized program that is challenging, but never overwhelming.
Some of the books and activities we will enjoy together are:
The Apple Doll by Elisa Kleven
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak
Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson
Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise by Kate DiCamillo
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin by Margaret McNamara
Sharing the Bread: An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Story by Pat Zietlow Miller
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Brave Irene by William Steig
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Abraham Lincoln by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Cranberry Valentine by Wendy and Henry Devlin
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon; text: retold by Verna Aardema
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble
Saint George and the Dragon illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman; text: retold by Margaret Hodges
The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
A Pair of Red Clogs by Masako Matsuno
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
*These books are in no particular order. All other books, fairy tales, poetry, and tall tales that are not listed here will be provided by the teacher or read aloud in class.
**Students will need to obtain copies of the books listed above. All other books, fairy tales, and poetry that are not listed here will be provided by the teacher or read aloud in class.