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Buccaneer Book Club (Ages 8-12+)
September 14, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:20 pm
Led by: Elaine Anderson-Wood
Students may sign up for either 1 or 2 hrs. of instruction. Even the most reluctant of readers will want to climb aboard the eNDVR pirate ship in search of adventure! This class is for students who already read, but would enjoy a unique place to engage in more reading fun. It’s also for students who may struggle with fluency, comprehension or general reading interest. Participants will take part in a variety of pirate and ocean-themed activities aimed at building important reading strategies, self-confidence and critical thinking skills within the learner. Social studies, geography, science, math, poetry, creative writing, art, readers’ theater and music will reach a wide range of student interests. Individual and group-based reading projects that introduce students to a variety of genre areas will be an integral part of the experience. Students will be exposed to the elements of fiction as they unravel fun-filled mysteries and go on pirate adventures. They’ll also have time to delve into the fascinating realm of non-fiction, which is always captivating! Participants will receive helpful writing, spelling and pronunciation tips with the integration of phonics as well as Latin, Greek and other culturally and grammatically related word studies. The pirate theme will truly encourage student creativity and engagement, while disguising any skill-based learning. Just wait until your child is begging for more grammar as the pirate Mad Libs begin!
Additional Note For Parents: One of the reasons many children lose an interest in reading around the third grade is because their intellectual capacity far exceeds the reading level at which they are considered to be proficient. Curriculum materials with no authentic life application are then given to these struggling readers. They are not allowed to engage in real literary experiences and thus become bored and withdrawn. It is always possible to bridge the gap between reading level and intellect through creative teaching methods. Here at eNDVR, it is our goal to patch up this commonly found educational “pothole.” The most important reading goal, after all, is to simply empower our students. We need to help them find their individual interests and give them diverse, captivating opportunities so they come to the conclusion that reading is a fulfilling, fun and enriching endeavor.