Reading Selections

Reading Selections is a college-style literary analysis class for youth between the ages of 10 and 16, a maximum of six students.  We meet once a month for nine months.

Students are given a monthly reading packet containing short stories, essays, poetry, and transcribed speeches.  They read the materials twice, taking notes, select one reading for the month, and create a project of their choosing inspired by the piece.  At the next meeting, students present their projects, and then we discuss and break down each piece, answering questions about each and making connections to history, culture, mythology, and current events.  At the end of the “school year,” I provide each parent a summary of the class and an analysis of their child’s or children’s growth and development in reading comprehension.  Classes meet at a public location in Redmond, WA.

For more information on how and why these classes lead to improvement of reading, visit the description laid out as supplementary information to my Norweson 40 panel on the subject.



2017-2018 School Year

Year 1: [NO CLASSES]
Year 2: 2nd Wednesdays from September 2017 through May 2018  1 of 6 Spots Available
Year 3: [NO CLASSES]


$20/month per student.  Pay for the year in advance and receive a month free ($160).  Trades and reduced fees can be arranged where possible.

Resources for Students

Past posts about Reading Selections

Reading Poetry

Taking Notes