For Time Travelers / Banana Smoothies / Reese’s Pieces / Dragons: In Literature class, we will read two-chapter books per Session. We use the theme of the book to inspire class discussion, projects, storytelling, writing and artwork. We also use the text to develop comprehension, identify character, setting & plot, and define vocabulary words using context clues. Our main goal is to connect with each story in a way that is fun, imaginative and meaningful to the class. Books are chosen keeping in mind that our students have varied interests and reading levels. Each week, students will be asked to read an assigned number of chapters at home so that they will be able to participate fully in class discussions and activities. While it is always nice to have an actual copy of a book, eBooks and audiobooks are fine as well.
For the Dolphin Swimmers: Each week, I will read a new story to the class. I enjoy sharing not only classics and award winners, but books with great illustrations and engaging stories & themes. We will explore various authors, illustrators, genres, and writing styles. Each book will lend itself to a different lesson or activity. We will discuss characters, setting, rhyming words, alliteration, illustration techniques, describing words, word recognition, and more. These stories will inspire our own artwork, class books, storytelling and writing. There is usually no homework for Dolphin Swimmers