Updated: May 6, 2021
G3 - G9
Close Reading of the Classics is a reading and writing program based on classic novels for grade 3 to grade 9 students. The class is taught jointly by two teachers on alternating weeks, with one teacher being responsible for leading the literary appreciation of classics, and the other focusing on the writing of summary, book report, and other types of responses.
Students are expected to submit a piece of writing as their homework after each class, and their draft will be reviewed and commented by ANEE’s teacher. Peer review and self-edit is also included in the writing process.
Our reading list features Newberry Medal and Honor Books and New York Times Best Sellers.
Click on the following videos for snapshots of our classes, and sample student writing together with comments from the teacher.