In this ten-week course, students build the reading foundation necessary to make cross-literature connections and improve analytical skills. Using fantasy-based works as a common thematic element, they engage in a variety of independent, group, and guided work to study narrative elements, characterization, plot structure, and more. Students also master English writing standards through practice of writing descriptive, expository, and persuasive forms integrating complex sentence structure and English grammar and conventions.

Fall 2018 Reading: The Tail of Emily Windsnap and James and the Giant Peach