Group Reading Enrichment Programs at GWCP and LMSA

Reading Enrichment (REP) is a core program at Schuler. REP is usually an individual time for a Scholar and their reading coach to meet twice a week to read and discuss a book together. However, Scholars at George Westinghouse College Prep and Lindblom Math and Science Academy have been shaking things up. Their Scholars participated in group reading sessions last semester.

Don't judge a book by its cover
Freshmen Scholars read the Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls last semester for REP. As an assignment, Scholars either redesigned the book cover or created a book cover for their own memoir. 

College-style literature discussions at LMSA 
In January we hosted the first group REP session at Lindblom. Scholar Coaches Caroline, Katie, and seven Scholars are reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Americanah. The novel follows the story of a Nigerian woman who comes to the United States for college. It covers themes of immigration, feminism, race, and academia.

It is especially exciting that so many Scholars are reading this book because we were able to have a group discussion circle about the themes of the novel. Scholars met after school in a Scholar-led discussion modeled after a college-style literature conversation. During this time, Scholars heard from each other and shared their different interpretations of the story. It was also a chance for our sophomore and freshmen Scholars to come together in an academic environment—not so common in high school. Due to the success of this meeting, we are hoping to do more in the future.


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