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Reading Club - 2nd-3rd Grade


In this course, students will read 5 carefully selected picture books and 1-2 children chapter books (depending on class progress). This course’s main goal is to lead students to engage with different story morals and respond thoughtfully and logically to these messages. In addition, students will learn efficient reading habits, and critical thinking. Each class will be divided between fun activities focusing the story logic, moral, vocabulary, and basic rhetorical devices. Students will learn to identify and respond to a story’s theme, helping them to build a solid foundation for advanced reading requirements. There will also be writing activities weaved into the class to help students practice their newly learned skills.

Course Objectives:

Students will be able to

  • Read with an accuracy of no more than 10 errors/ 100words

  • Make 3 thoughtful predictions of what might happen in the text after reading the first few paragraphs, and peeking ahead at pictures 

  • Describe each character with at least 3 details after reading the first few paragraphs

  • Retell, in sequence, the important details from the beginning, middle, end of the book

  • Identify the main events in the story, and explain why with answers that reflects logical thinking 

  • Use the vocabulary and phrases from the text to construct sentences

  • Understand the authors’ message and purpose of writing the story, and support his/her conclusion with details

Book List:


  1. Strega Nona

  2. The giving tree

  3. Stone Soup

  4. Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist


Chapter book:

  1. The Fantastic Mr. Fox

  2. My Father's Dragon or The Reluctant Dragon

Ages 7+ 
Julia Lin
Duke University
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Eva Ye
Stanford University