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Intensive Session1: Mon & Thur 2:00pm (ET), 2-week Jul 8 - Jul 18

Intensive Session1: Mon & Thur 2:00pm (ET), 2-week Jul 8 - Jul 18

Class info

  • Grade 5 - 6
  • Session: Jul 8 - Jul 18 (2 weeks)
  • Day: Monday & Thursday
  • Time:  2:00 pm (ET)


Class Teacher

Ashlie Swicker

  • Master of Education
  • Contributing writer to Book Riot
  • Current librarian in elementary school
  • Previous classroom teacher (17 years’ experience)


Course Overview

  • Read 2 books in 2 weeks.
  • Complete reading and writing assignments before each class starts.
  • Engage in discussions and debates guided by a teacher.
  • Develop communication skills.
  • Approach book club meetings with an open and curious mindset, ready to listen and learn from others.


Course Instructions

  • Upon registration, you will receive class instructions for the first session.
  • We do not provide books. Students should buy or borrow books themselves.
  • Students are required to read the book before the class.


Dates for Classes

  • Class 5: Monday,    Jul 8,   2:00 pm (ET)
  • Class 6: Thursday, Jul 11,  2:00 pm (ET)
  • Class 7: Monday,    Jul 15,  2:00 pm (ET)
  • Class 8: Thursday, Jul 18,  2:00 pm (ET)


Note: Class size should be maintained between 3-5 students for effective debating. Please select an alternative available time during checkout. Refunds will be processed for canceled classes.

Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls

In this adventure-filled tale by Wilson Rawls, fourteen-year-old Jay Berry Lee unexpectedly encounters a tree full of monkeys while exploring the Ozark Mountains. Learning of a reward for their return, Jay sees an opportunity to help his family and sets off on a determined quest. Through challenges and unexpected lessons, Jay learns the true values of family and perseverance in this heartwarming story from the author of Where the Red Fern Grows.

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