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Reading Club


Parents tell me all the time that their children just aren’t reading as much as they should. They worry that their students will fall below grade level in their comprehension and reading skills. It seems like a constant battle for most families.

My reading clubs help with this dilemma by offering time each week to read and discuss interesting books together. Although kids will have practice articulating their thoughts on the story and discussing characters, plot, events, vocabulary, and author’s techniques, the emphasis will be on encouraging the pure enjoyment of reading and appreciation of the story. I’ve watched it happen year after year of reading books with children. In a short couple of weeks, kids go from not reading much at all to being excited about each week’s readings and looking forward to the next book.

The type of books we will be reading

  • Charlotte’s Web
  • By the Great Horn Spoon
  • The Penderwicks
  • Cricket in Times Square
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall
  • Indian in the Cupboard
  • Misty of Chincoteague
  • The Boxcar Children
  • Stuart Little
  • Trumpet of the Swan
  • Henry Huggins
  • Ramona Quimby
  • A Lion to Guard Us
  • Sign of the Beaver
  • The Borrowers
  • The Incredible Journey
  • Summer of the Monkeys
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • Crispin
  • The Cross of Lead
  • Amos Fortune/Free Man
  • Call it Courage
  • Rascal
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Across Five Aprils
  • Number the Stars

Interested in this club?

Reach out to Cathy Backhaus for more information and sign-up details. 

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