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Online Seminar: Making the Leap


Picture Books:  They’re not just for children anymore!  Those of you who know us at CenterForLit are already aware of what a treasure trove children’s books represent for anyone trying to learn the basics of sound reading and literary analysis.  But how in the world do you "make the leap" from picture books to the great works of Western Civilization? How do these principles carry over? 

Find out this summer in a special week-long webinar designed to give you further practice with our method of teaching literature and to help you lead your students into thoughtful participation in the Great Conversation.  Whether you're a Teaching the Classics alumnus or entirely new to CenterForLit, this week of intimate access to our director Missy Andrews, along with new staff member Megan Andrews, will leave you more confident to guide your students in Socratic Discussions about literature--no matter what level of reading you are tackling next year!

Live readings of picture books paired with an in-depth discussion of Harper Lee’s classic To Kill A Mockingbird make this webinar perfect for veterans who desire a refresher course, and newbies looking for an introduction to CenterForLit. We’ll practice applying the principles of analysis as taught in our basic seminar with five children’s books and discover how to apply the same principles to the study of the novel.  We hope you’ll join us for the fun!

Earlier Event: August 4
Pelican Book Club: Peace Like a River