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Literature Classes

Our program offers three-week intersession literature courses between our main writing courses. 

 

Intersession courses are more student-focused with weekly teacher-student interaction.  Students continue to practice writing skills while focusing on improving reading habits, vocabulary, and understanding of literary techniques.  Learn more.

Introductory

For students age 8+ who have completed Let's Write Sentences & above.

The Chocolate Touch

  • Author: Patrick Skene Catling

  • Literary Focus:

    • Character

    • Plot

    • Setting

  • Reading Level Information: 

    • Lexile: 770L​

    • ACR: 4.7

Charlotte's Web

  • Author: E.B. White

  • Literary Focus:

    • Plot

    • Point of View

    • Static/Dynamic Characters

  • Reading Level Information: 

    • Lexile: 680L

    • ACR: 4.4

Because of Winn-Dixie

  • Author: Kate DiCamillo

  • Literary Focus:

    • Setting

    • Theme

  • Reading Level Information: 

    • Lexile: 670L

    • ACR: 3.9

Intermediate

For students age 12+ who have completed Narrative & above.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

  • Author: C.S. Lewis

  • Literary Focus:

    • Setting

    • Indirect/Direct characterization

  • Reading Level Information:

    • Lexile: 940L

    • ACR: 5.7

Wonder

  • Author: R.J. Palacio

  • Literary Focus:

    • Theme

    • Point of View

    • Static/Dynamic characters

  • Reading Level Information:

    • Lexile: 790L

    • ACR: 4.8

Where the Red Fern Grows

Coming Soon!

Advanced

For students age 14+ who have completed Paragraph Writing & above.

The Old Man & the Sea

  • Author: Ernest Hemingway

  • Literary Focus:

    • Symbolism

    • Motif​

  • Reading Level Information:

    • Lexile: 940L

    • ACR: 5.1

Animal Farm

  • Author: George Orwell

  • Literary Focus:

    • Symbolism

    • Allegory

    • Theme

    • Historical Significance

  • Reading Level Information: 

    • Lexile: 1170L

    • ACR: 7.3

Lord of the Flies

Coming Soon!

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