Literature: Dragon’s Gate (Tues. 1:00-2:15 1/15-2/19)
Literature: Dragon’s Gate
6 Weeks: January 15, 22, 29 February 5, 12, 19
Location: Mission Viejo Family YMCA
Tuition: $160 (Includes book for students to keep and all class materials)
Dragon’s Gate is a wonderful historical fiction book that engages the reader at the start. It is adventure-filled and action-packed. The main character, Otter, flees China to join his father and uncle in building a tunnel for the Transcontinental Railroad through the Sierra Mountains in 1867. A coming-of-age tale, this novel is filled with exceptional characters and important lessons such as learning to stand up for yourself, being brave, and working as a team. Dragon’s Gate gives a clear understanding of the hardships and discrimination faced by Chinese workers during the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.
Outside Classwork: Students are assigned reading, comprehension building questions, and vocabulary weekly. In addition, there is a creative project with this book.
Instructor: Laurie Weir