Project Description

Elementary Reading

The Elementary Reading course teaches students to respond to texts and their peers. It focuses on discussion, considered response, critical questioning, debate, analysis and presentation. Students are expected to complete 2 hours of homework per week. As a long project, each student will also need to read and present on a biography of his or her choice.

What are the benefits of this class?

  • You will practice the fundamental skills of reading early and often, a practice critical to success in high school and beyond.

  • You will have the chance to respond to the ideas of many non-fiction texts, and fellow students.

  • You will meet like-minded, ambitious students who will be your classmates and friends for life


  • Recommended for students in grades 5 and 6.


  • Weekly classes to the end of the semester.

  • Weekly homework