Summer Literature Club
Study engaging texts with peers grades 5-8
Saturdays 10:45 to 11:45 AM EST
July 9 to August 27
This will be a group of upper elementary and middle school students who meet weekly to discuss various works of literature including historical fiction, poetry, and non-fiction informational passages. Discussions will be led by RWC instructors in the Socratic style, drawing on the Center for Lit’s Teaching the Classics methodology.
Instructors pose open-ended yet purposeful questions for students to explore. This teaches students not what to think but rather how to think.
8 students maximum
Schedule: Saturdays 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM EST
Duration: 8 weeks
First meeting: July 9, 2022
Last meeting: August 27, 2022
In 2013, Ms. Lauren Bridgeford graduated with a BA in Languages, Literature, and Criticism from Hunter College. She has also obtained her DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification from Cambridge University. Currently, Ms. Bridgeford is a Registered Instructor accredited by the Institute for Excellence in Writing, and she is pursuing her master’s degree in Secondary Education.
Students must obtain their own copies of the books.
Schedule will be published in June! The reading list will be finalized based on the interests of participating students. Students will read The Thief of Always by Clive Barker and Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga among other texts.
The only required homework will be to read assigned chapters. Discussion questions will be shared each week for students to consider, and students may engage in online discussion about the book with their peers in Google Classroom.
Google Classroom. Students must have either their own email or access to a parent’s email.
Zoom. Students can follow Zoom’s hardware and software guidelines to prepare their environment.
Printer. Students should know how to scan and submit their work, and they should have access to a printer.
There are no prerequisites to enroll in this club.
A literature club will be offered in the fall as well.
Note: The minimum enrollment required for this course is four (4) students. Rose Writing Center reserves the right to cancel this course in the event that fewer than four students enroll. Students enrolled in a canceled course will be duly notified and may choose to either receive a full refund or transfer to another course by Rose Writing Center.