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Thur 5:00pm (ET), 8-week Jun20 - Aug 15

Thur 5:00pm (ET), 8-week Jun20 - Aug 15

Class info

  • Grade 1 - 2
  • Session: Jun 20 - Aug 15 (8 weeks)
  • Day: Thursday
  • Time:  5:00 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)
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Course Overview

  • Read 8 books in 8 weeks.
  • Complete reading and writing assignments every week.
  • 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

  • Week 1: Thursday, Jun 20, 5:00 pm (ET)
  • Week 2: Thursday, Jun 27, 5:00 pm (ET)
  • No class on Independence Day, July 4th
  • Week 3: Thursday, Jul  11,  5:00 pm (ET)
  • Week 4: Thursday, Jul 18,  5:00 pm (ET)
  • Week 5: Thursday, Jul 25,  5:00 pm (ET)
  • Week 6: Thursday, Aug 1,   5:00 pm (ET)
  • Week 7: Thursday, Aug 8,   5:00 pm (ET)
  • Week 8: Thursday, Aug 15, 5:00 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.

Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras, Book 1) by Asia Citro

In this charming tale by Asia Citro, meet Zoey, a young scientist, and her cat Sassafras. Zoey discovers she can see magical creatures and help them when they're in trouble. 'Dragons and Marshmallows' is a perfect blend of science, magic, and friendship, making it an enchanting read for young readers.

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