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Camp session: Classics for Kids: The Story of My Life (Focus Learning Academic Centre)

Classics for Kids: The Story of My Life

By: Focus Learning Academic Centre

Focus Learning Academic Centre

About this Program:

  • Virtual program
  • Age 9 - 10 (Coed)
  • Specialized in Reading and Academic/Tutoring (multi), offers 7 activities
  • 0 session dates to choose from
  • Cost starting from $180
  • Special needs support not available


About this course

Throughout this course, students will explore the incredible memoir, Helen Keller's The Story of My Life, and ignite their curiosity as they dig into and examine new people, worlds, 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 novel 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 such as predicting, inferring, citing, summarizing, paraphrasing, retelling, visualizing, contextualizing, and reflecting.  Through a variety of games, activities, and projects, students will build their reading comprehension and vocabulary skills.  By delving into the classics, 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 will need their own copy of Helen Keller's The Story of My Life, and 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!

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.
  • Interpersonal skills: Ability to understand the emotions and behaviours of others, and to respond accordingly. Ability to compromise and listen. Communication skills. Leadership.

Session Dates and Rates:

Date TBD
Virtual Program,

Time TBD
Cost TBD


Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive

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

Helen Keller's The Story of My Life
Ignite curiosity and critical thinking throughout this exploration of Helen Keller's The Story of My Life


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Shelly Zheng

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(416) 519-3285

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