|Course Description||In this course, second grade students will read yet another classic novel: the beloved Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder, which is the first book in the Little House on the Prairie series. Students will read independently throughout the week, completing vocabulary activities, comprehension questions, and brief writing assignments for homework. Ms. Aliza will lead classroom discussions that explore themes, similes, metaphors, characterization, and other literary devices, with the goal of understanding how these devices contribute to the work as a whole. Through such guided conversations, students will learn how to evaluate and appreciate classic works of literature. There will be various age-appropriate writing assignments incorporated throughout the semester. Students who enroll should be prepared to read at home regularly, with the expectation of 1-2 hours of reading and writing assignments per week.|
|Teacher||Ms. Aliza from Brighter Bee Academy
Ms. Aliza has proudly been an educator for the past 15 years in New York City. She has been with a top 2 gifted and talented school for the last 13 years. She has earned a Masters in Elementary Education from Hunter College, and a Masters in Literacy Education from Mercy College. Aliza is so excited to begin this new endeavor where she looks forward to making the bees at Brighter Bee Academy even brighter!
|Grade||This course is appropriate for 2nd grade students.|
|Textbook / Material||
Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m.