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2023 Winter/Spring Live Online Class

  • 01/19 to 06/08  20 Classes Thursday 5:00pm-6:30pm $615/term No class on Mar 30.Location: Online2

    Literary reading skills are above basic and key reading skills to the point where students grasp texts in all their complexity. It is reading between the lines in order to discover levels of meaning and develop meaningful interpretations.

    In this class, students will:
    (1) Review Basic Reading (imagining, responding, skimming)
    (2) Learn Reflective Reading (selecting, scanning, tracking)
    (3) Learn Analytical Reading (Interpreting, analyzing)
    (4) Write a critical analysis style essay 
    (5) Build vocabulary/syntax throughout the reading
    (6) Create a unique, critical essay with correct logical structure and grammar

    This class is designed with a one-year curriculum for 3rd - 4th grade students. The class will use various books on different terms throughout the year. Sunshine will provide an Ecopy of the books used in class or a free rental of the hard copy of the book whenever possible.

    Text Books for Literary Reading Level I-B: 

    Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper

    Rules by Cynthia Lord

    Redwall by Brian Jaques

    Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

    Various poems

    Various short stories, including “The Necklace,” “The Lottery,” and “Through the Tunnel”

    Note: If many students have already read a novel, we will choose an alternate.

    Instructor: Meagan Andrus

  • 01/18 to 06/07  20 Classes Wednesday 5:00pm-6:30pm $615/term No class on Mar 29.Location: Online2

    Literary reading skills are above basic and key reading skills to the point where students grasp texts in all their complexity. It is reading between the lines in order to discover levels of meaning and develop meaningful interpretations.

    In this class, students will:
    (1) Review Basic Reading (imagining, responding, skimming)
    (2) Learn Reflective Reading (selecting, scanning, tracking)
    (3) Learn Analytical Reading (Interpreting, analyzing)
    (4) Write a critical analysis style essay 
    (5) Build vocabulary/syntax throughout the reading
    (6) Create a unique, critical essay with correct logical structure and grammar

    This class is designed with a one-year curriculum for 5th - 6th grade students. The class will use various books on different terms throughout the year. Sunshine will provide an Ecopy of the books used in class or a free rental of the hard copy of the book whenever possible.

    Text Books for Literary Reading Level II-B: 

    Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

    Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

    Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

    Matilda by Roald Dahl

    One for the Murphys by Linda Mullaly Hunt

    Rangers Apprentice by John Flanagan

    Poetry Unit

    Short Story Unit

    Note: If many students have already read a novel, we will choose an alternate.

    Instructor: Meagan Andrus

  • 01/16 to 06/12  20 Classes Monday 5:00pm-6:30pm $615/term No classes on Mar 27, May 29.Location: Online2

    In How to Read A Book, Van Doren and Mortimer talk about four main levels of reading: elementary reading, inspectional reading, analytical reading, and syntopical reading.

    Analytical reading goes beyond elementary reading (putting sounds and words together to discover surface-level meaning) and inspectional reading (systematic skimming and superficial reading) to the point where the student begins to understand the book and the author's views on the subject.  From this point, the students will be better able to tackle the syntopic reading skills that will enable them to thrive in higher levels of academia.

    In this class, students will:
    (1) Practice Elementary Reading
    (2) Learn Inspectional Reading (systematic skimming, superficial reading)
    (3) Learn Analytical Reading (classifying, summarizing, relating the part to whole and vice versa, and defining the problem that the author has articulated)
    (4) Write critical analysis essays
    (5) Build up vocabulary through the readings and exercises
    (6) Develop a unique, critical essay writing style with logical structure and correct grammar.

    This class is designed with a one-year curriculum for 7th - 9th grade students. The class will use various books on different terms throughout the year. Sunshine will provide an Ecopy of the books used in class or a free rental of the hard copy of the book whenever possible.

    Text Books for Literary Reading Level III-B: 
    (1) Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    (2) A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
    (3) Looking Glass Wars by Frank Bedor
    (4) Lord of the Flies by William Golding
    (5) Ungifted by Gordon Korman

    (6) Much Ado About Nothing Wm Shakespeare

    Note: If many students have already read a novel, we will choose an alternate.

    We will also draw from these Additional Text Books (pdfs provided):
    (1) How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines.
    (2) A Short Guide to Writing about Literature (12th Edition)
    (3) Reading the World: Contemporary Literature from Around the Globe by Plc (short stories, plays, poetry)
    (4) A World of Ideas: Essential Readings for College Writers by Lee A. Jacobus (essays)

    Instructor: Brenda Andrus


2022 Fall Live Online Class

  • 09/21 to 12/14  12 Classes Wednesday 5:00pm-6:30pm $375/term No class on Nov. 23Location: Online2

    Literary reading skills are above basic and key reading skills to the point where students grasp texts in all their complexity. It is reading between lines in order to discover levels of meaning and develop meaningful interpretations.

    In this class, students will:
    (1) Review Basic Reading (imagining, responding, skimming)
    (2) Learn Reflective Reading (selecting, scanning, tracking)
    (3) Learn Analytical Reading (Interpreting, analyzing)
    (4) Write a critical analysis style essay 
    (5) Build vocabulary/syntax throughout the reading
    (6) Create a unique, critical essay with correct logical structure and grammar

    This class is designed with a one-year curriculum for Grade 5-6 students. The class will use various books on different terms throughout the year. Sunshine will provide an Ecopy of the books used in class or free rental of the hard copy of the book whenever possible.

    Text Books for Literary Reading Level II-A:

     On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck

    Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

    Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

    Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan

    Note: If many students have already read a novel, we will choose an alternate.

    Instructor: Brenda Andrus

  • 09/26 to 12/12  12 Classes Monday 5:00pm-6:30pm $375/term Location: Online2

    In How to Read A Book, Van Doren and Mortimer talk about four main levels of reading: elementary reading, inspectional reading, analytical reading, and syntopical reading.

    Analytical reading goes beyond elementary reading (putting sounds and words together to discover surface-level meaning) and inspectional reading (systematic skimming and superficial reading) to the point where the student begins to understand the book and the author's views on the subject.  From this point, the students will be better able to tackle the syntopic reading skills that will enable them to thrive in higher levels of academia.

    In this class, students will:
    (1) Practice Elementary Reading
    (2) Learn Inspectional Reading (systematic skimming, superficial reading)
    (3) Learn Analytical Reading (classifying, summarizing, relating the part to whole and vice versa, and defining the problem that the author has articulated)
    (4) Write critical analysis essays
    (5) Build up vocabulary through the readings and exercises
    (6) Develop a unique, critical essay writing style with logical structure and correct grammar.

    This class is designed with a one-year curriculum for Grade 7-9 students. The class will use various books on different terms throughout the year. Sunshine will provide an Ecopy of the books used in class or free rental of the hard copy of the book whenever possible.

    Text Books for Literary Reading Level III-A: 
    (1) Red Scarf Girl, by Ji-li Jiang
    (2) excerpts from Mindset, by Carol Dweck
    (3) Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
    (4) Okay for Now, by Gary Schmidt
    Note: If many students have already read a novel, we will choose an alternate.

    We will also draw from these Additional Text Books (pdfs provided):
    (1) How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines.
    (2) A Short Guide to Writing about Literature (12th Edition)
    (3) Reading the World: Contemporary Literature from Around the Globe by Plc 
    (4) A World of Ideas: Essential Readings for College Writers by Lee A. Jacobus (essays)

    Instructor: Brenda Andrus

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