GT After-school Literature
We only provoide the study materials. Parents need to purchase the following books on their own.
Award-winning Literature Books
- We pace the reading in 12 weeks.
- We create activities in brainstorming the events in each chapter.
- We hold weekly quizzes for more fun.
Gr 1-2: Charlotte's Web
Book1: This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." This paper-over-board edition includes a foreword by two-time Newbery winning author Kate DiCamillo.
Book2: We will begin a new book on Wednesday 1/25, titled The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo. This is a magical book that I know they will love as much as Charlotte's Web.
Book 1: James and the Giant Peach
You will never forget resourceful little James and his new family of magically overgrown insects—a ladybug, a spider, a grasshopper, a glowworm, a silkworm, and the chronic complainer, a centipede with a hundred gorgeous shoes. Their adventures aboard a luscious peach as large as a house take them across the Atlantic Ocean, through waters infested with peach-eating sharks and skies inhabited by malevolent Cloudmen, to a ticker-tape parade in New York City.
"Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?" Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children--two boys and two girls--succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they'll find in the hidden underground tunnels of the school is more than your average school supplies. So, if you're gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.
Willa Cather is an artisan who paints her story on the intellect and imagination of the reader. When the "painting" is finished it can be found in the gallery of the soul, where the Light of beauty and truth can be found. She does this using the complex history of the countries and cultures that unfold on each page, and takes the suffering, challenges, and insights of the human heart to a depth within the reader's own life.