|Course Description||In this course, rising third grade students will read age-appropriate classic short works of literature, including beautiful poetry, engaging fables, and exquisite Greek mythology. Students will read independently throughout the week, completing vocabulary games, comprehension questions, related art projects, and creative writing assignments for homework. Ms. Sydney will lead classroom discussions that explore various literary devices. Students will also complete writing exercises to communicate their thoughts on what they have read.|
|Teacher||Sydney Hoff from Brighter Bee Academy
Ms. Sydney completed her literature teacher training at the Center for Lit, an organization that has developed an excellent methodology called Teaching the Classics. This methodology helps students to understand and connect to classic works of literature. It emphasizes the Socratic method, and Ms. Sydney employs this strategy of teaching through asking purposeful questions in each of her classes. Students learn not what to think, but rather how to think. Ms. Sydney is also a Registered Instructor at The Institute for Excellence in Writing. She will incorporate various IEW writing principles and techniques into the lessons in this course.
|Grade||This course is appropriate for rising third grade students.|
|Textbook / Material||
Tuesdays 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. 8 sessions in July and August