Literature class holds great value. I have always loved books. It didn’t matter what the book was, I could find a way to love it. Literature was always a way to escape reality for a moment and it was something that would always be needed.
Upon returning to The Ranches, this time as a staff member assisting
in the classroom, the first thing I noticed were reading skills were not as high as I would have liked them to be. That is when we decided to develop a literature class for the residents.
The books tackled were A Wrinkle in Time and Fahrenheit 451; Two
classic books that I hoped would spark an interest. For an hour a week,
residents get together, and we read. We talk about the characters we meet;
we talk about the different worlds they have been introduced to, and we
stumble over tricky words together until we get them right. It has been a
pleasure to hear the residents stumble over fewer words and find excitement in flipping the page.
By MJ Olivares
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