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Literature Circle: Holes by Louis Sachar

(ages 9-11) 9-10:15 AM Instructor: Lisa Chinitz

  • Starts Sep 5
  • 250 US dollars
  • Irving Park Lutheran Church

Available spots

Service Description

Ignite your love for literature this fall with Holes! Join our literature circle as we have conversations about what we read, hone in on our critical thinking skills, make inferences and predictions, and dissect character dynamic and conflict resolution. We will make connections between the book(s) we read and our own lives, whether it be our own experiences, within other books we’ve read, something we’ve seen on the news or in the media, or maybe something we have heard about in our communities. Students will take on roles during our group conversation-summarizer, questioner (discussion director), connector, illustrator, word wizard (vocabulary identification/ deciphering word meaning through context). These roles divide up all the things good readers do when they engage with texts. The more we practice, the deeper their understanding, the more well- rounded their perspectives, the more they fall in love with literature. The semester will also incorporate activities/ projects based on the novels we’ve read, discussions we’ve had, and skills we’ve gained throughout. Students will read at home and in class (on a volunteer basis). Students may use audiobooks to support their reading. The main challenge is to come to class prepared to discuss and participate in activities and conversation.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

We keep our classes small to enhance learning outcomes. Because of this, it is important that our classes are filled up with students that are committed to the class.  If you have questions about a class, please contact us prior to signing up to make sure the class will meet your expectations.   Classes can ONLY be dropped within the first two weeks of the semester.  There is a $65 fee if dropped within the first week of class. There is an $80 fee if dropped within the second week of class. The remaining balance after dropping will be refunded. Classes CANNOT be dropped after the second week of scheduled classes. After the second week of scheduled classes no refund will be given.  To drop a class please email IPHG reserves the right to cancel any class. In the event IPHG cancels class is canceled before beginning, a credit to be applied for future semesters will be given. Credit will be for the value of the canceled class.

Contact Details

  • Irving Park Lutheran Church, West Belle Plaine Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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