Thursday Advancing Readers Book Club: Fall


6 - 7 yrs


Thu, Sep 16, 2021 - Dec 2, 2021


4:45pm - 5:45pm PDT


Leigh M.


20 students

Class Experience

Help your child grow as a reader. This class is designed for first and second-grade readers! Our Advancing Readers book club is for children who are reading and spelling simple words and are ready to learn more complex phonics skills. Each week, children will focus on a phonics skill and engage in instruction and practice. Our curriculum will strengthen your child’s reading foundations and help them grow as a reader. Each book club includes learning games, playful activities, and art!


The same Zoom link will be used for each class. A monthly calendar with the books, supplies, and skills being taught will be emailed before the month begins. *You will not need to purchase the books featured during each book club. All art supplies are fairly common and include items such as construction paper or white paper, crayons, markers, glue or tape, scissors, and sometimes paint.

Other Things To Know

Holiday Schedule
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How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.

Reviews for Cultivating Literacy

Miho Y.

Jul 16, 2021


The whole thing!! the program is very organized and fun class for 1hr! 1st - explaining what they will be learning, 2nd - reading/mini game, 3rd - arts and craft time! My daughter’s favorite time!


Maybe student can pick a book and share with classmate or kids can read some pages with a teacher

Thursday Advancing Readers Book Club: Summer
Location: Zoom | Instructor: Leigh Monistere

Michelle L.

Jun 11, 2021


Ms. Leigh is so engaging and fun! My child loves this class, the craft time, and interacting with other students in the class. Very well organized and constructed.



Thursday Advancing Readers Book Club: Summer
Location: Zoom | Instructor: Leigh Monistere

Response from Cultivating Literacy

Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for your kind review! We loved having your child join our class. He did such a great job and we loved learning with him. :)

Lydia K.

Mar 19, 2021


Phonics , book reading , & arts and craft. We love how instructors are all very engaging the kids making them feel special


Internet Connection

Thursday Advancing Readers Book Club
Location: Zoom | Instructor: Leigh Monistere

Angeli G.

Mar 19, 2021


The teachers!



Tues & Thurs Combo Beginning Readers Book Club
Location: Zoom | Instructor: Leigh Monistere, Marco Doherty

Response from Cultivating Literacy

Thank you so much Angeli!! We have loved having your family participate in the book clubs!

Meet your Instructor

Leigh M.

Leigh has been a teacher for 5 years, teaching early readers. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and an M.Ed in Education with an emphasis in technology. She completed a Reading and Literacy Credential through USC in June 2019. Early learners and literacy are dear to her heart. Her founding principle is that every learner is different and that to effectively meet their needs we must first strive to understand them.

About Cultivating Literacy

We partner with families to provide early reading instruction that works by providing strategies, individualized interventions, and expert guidance to help children grow as successful readers and writers. Our interactive book clubs will cause your child to fall in love with reading and grow as a reader. During each book club, your child will study an engaging children’s book, learn phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension skills while having fun! Our curriculum and teachers engage children in active learning through games, stories, art, and playful activities. All classes are live and take place with one of our teachers.