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Camp session: Classics for Kids: Grades 4-6 (Focus Learning Academic Centre)

Classics for Kids: Grades 4-6

By: Focus Learning Academic Centre  
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Focus Learning Academic Centre

About this Program:

  • Virtual program
  • Age 9 - 11 (Coed)
  • Specialized in Reading, offers 7 activities
  • 2 session dates to choose from
  • Cost starting from $720
  • Special needs support not available


About this course

Throughout this course, students will explore a collection of Classic Literature and ignite their imaginations as they dig into and examine new worlds, characters, and time periods.  Reading Classic Literature allows students to explore and appreciate a variety of perspectives, cultural and historical backgrounds, and moral messages which improves focus, concentration, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills.  Fun and engaging activities, mini-lessons, discussions and games will provide students with many opportunities to grasp and demonstrate their understanding of the classic stories they will be reading.

What you'll learn

First and foremost, students will learn to appreciate classic literature which will set them apart from their peers. Learning to love the classics at a young age will give them that step up that will be advantageous in their academic careers.  Throughout this course, students will also improve their reading and critical thinking skills by practicing an array of reading strategies.  Each week, students will play a trivia game that will highlight their reading comprehension.  Then, students will scaffold into higher order thinking by participating in a class discussion.  

Next, a classroom game or activity will feature and allow students to practice a specific reading strategy such as predicting, inferring, citing, summarizing, paraphrasing, retelling, visualizing, contextualizing, and reflecting.  

In addition to these short-term activities, long-term projects will also help students improve these reading strategies. Students will select and create 8 products to add to their portfolio by the end of this course.  These long-term projects include illustrations, story maps, presentations, and so on.  By delving into the classics via short-term and long-term activities, students will hone their reading skills and open their hearts and minds to new worlds and perspectives.

Materials & Homework

Each student should come prepared with a notepad and pen, as well as a growth mindset!

Students are encouraged to complete the reading assignments before class each week so as to be prepared for discussions, games, and activities related to the reading material. Setting aside an allotted 15-30 minutes of reading time per day is the best way to develop lifelong readers and learners!

The reading materials for this course are:

  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Shakespeare Retold by E. Nesbit and Antonio Javier Caparo

Character Development: This program helps build the following traits

  • Curiosity: Love of learning. Intellectual engagement. Enthusiasm for experiencing the world. Proclivity to develop passions and interests.
  • Resilience: Ability to handle setbacks and adversity—to maintain an optimistic, proactive orientation when under duress. Willingness to take on challenges.

Session Dates and Rates:

Sep 18, 2021 - Jan 29, 2022
Virtual Program,

15:00 - 16:30
Sep 24, 2021 - Jan 28, 2022
Virtual Program,

18:20 - 19:50


Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive

Creative writing
Instructor lead (group)
Instructor lead (one on one)
Public Speaking
Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive

an exploration of classic literature
Ignite imagination and curiosity throughout this exploration of classic literature geared towards young learners


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