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Reading and Comprehension for Pre-Teens, Ages 8-12 (Ongoing Class)

The “College Prep Book Lists” are long and daunting – which applies to SAT prep too. This ongoing class is based on Mortimer Adler’s “How to Read a Book” method. The environment is for both speedy readers as well as those who hate reading.
Mike Hatcher
363 total reviews for this teacher
11 reviews for this class
Completed by 59 learners
Class
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
8-12
year olds
2-10
learners per class
per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Description

Class Experience

1.	Learn the Adler technique to identify the 3 main points (non-story-based books) in 30 minutes.
2.	Chart books read with major elements.
3.	Practice oral book reports using the Adler Method.
4.	Grasp how to read various genres and present summaries at the college level.
I bring 35 years of teaching of which half of these I was a very challenged reader, and the other half has focused on teaching reading and comprehension with students both young and old. I dropped out of college after 2 years because of my significant reading and comprehension problem. It was many years later that I read Adler’s book which was on my son’s homeschool reading list. It revolutionized both my reading and learning 20 years ago. Since then, I’ve read an average of 3 books a week and can recall 1-2 of the main points of most of those books because of this reading technique. 
There will be an average of 1 hour of homework for class. This will include weekly assignments that follow the class lesson that will integrate with the Student Book Project Presentations.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Texts Students will pick from the College Prep List. Book frequency will vary depending on ability.
Available if requested based on class participation, preparation for discussions, and the Student Presentation.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Mike Hatcher
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
I'm passionate about teaching and instilling the "love of learning!"
363 total reviews
587 completed classes

About Me

I've been teaching here on Outschool for a year (May 2020) now. It has been my pleasure to teach more than 1100 students here this last year. I find that a dialog with parents is very helpful for encouraging success for students.

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