1st-3rd: Ready Readers

Teacher Info:

Teacher Name: Silvia Woodard
Teacher Email: swoodardmomto6@gmail.com

Monthly Cost, Fees and Deposit

Tuition: $160 per year, payable in monthly installments of $20
Supply/Materials Fee: $5 (due at registration)
Deposit: $20 (due at registration)
Venmo Address: @Silvia-Woodard

Class Details

Class Time: 1st hour
Grades: 1st-3rd
Minimum Class Size: 5
Maximum Class Size: 20
Midterm Enrollment: Yes
Prerequisite: No
Estimated Homework Hours: Some memorization for prizes but no homework as a rule
Required Materials or Books: 
Colored pencils or crayons
Glue stick

Class Description

Ready Readers is a program designed by CenterforLit for Teaching the Classics comprised of great, entertaining children’s literature and an approach to analyzing it that will encourage good reading comprehension in even the youngest student. The Socratic study method learned will enable children to ponder well- designed questions about structure, style, context, and theme in every story they read. Stories will be read aloud in class and thoroughly discussed and completed Story Charts will graphically outline the major structural and thematic element of each story. Short author biographies for each title will also be covered.

Titles below are included and additional titles explored as time permits:

  • The Hat by Jan Brett
  • The Boy Who Held Back the Sea-by Thomas Locker
  • Brave Irene by William Steig
  • Sam, Bangs and Moonshine by Evaline Ness
  • All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan
  • Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson
  • Fishing in the Air by Sharon Creech
  • Harriet, You’ll Drive Me Wild! by Mem Fox
  • Excerpts from The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne

We will also discuss the different parts of a book and various book and illustrator awards. Discussion of artwork will be included in some of these selections, as well as a few in-class art projects to demonstrate understanding of style.

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