Reading & Insight

5-Week Reading Expansion courses meet once per week for 60 to 75 minutes. These courses work well with flexible schedules and are especially helpful options for summer reading. For long-distance learning, Reading Expansion courses can be adjusted to include meetings through Skype and email correspondence. 

Reading courses can be customized for students of middle school age through college.

1) The Novel Course Option:

  • Reading 1 or 2 novels of the student's choosing in 5 weeks
  • Weekly meetings and discussions with the instructor
  • Creative vocabulary exercises
  • Guided reading comprehension assistance
  • Additional outside sources for greater insight into the book's themes
  • Understanding the book in relation to contemporary culture
  • Student evaluation in the form of a narrative progress report
  • Course extensions are available after 5 weeks to include writing assignments and/or additional material

 

2) The Short Story Course Option:

  • Reading 1 short story each week
  • Weekly meetings and discussion with the instructor
  • Creative vocabulary exercises
  • "Close reading" exercises, which focus on detailed interpretation and comprehension
  • Additional outside sources for greater insight into the story's themes
  • Understanding the story in relation to contemporary culture
  • An especially helpful format for ESL students
  • Student evaluation in the form of a narrative progress report
  • Course extensions are available after 5 weeks to include writing assignments and/or additional material

 

Price: $300

Group discounts are available for up to 3 students willing to work on the same material and able to meet at the same time.