July Virtual Book Group -Upside Down Magic

Avoid the Summer Slide! Book clubs keep kids motivated all summer long!

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Are you ready to watch your child grow as a reader this sumer?

Imagine this...

Your child is sitting with a book. Reading and listening to a great story. On the computer are their peers from all over the country. There's a pause in the reading and now they are eagerly answering questions about the book.

You hear, "what were you wondering about when you read that part? "What do you think will happen next?" " Would you have done the same thing as the character?"

This discussion is facilitated by a teacher, while you sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or engage in something with another child.

This is online book group!


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July Session Information

LIVE sessions will be on July 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd.

9:00-9:45 AM EST

What do you get?

  • 4- Weekly 45 minute live group video calls - recorded if you miss a session!
  • Video Tutorials for using the camp downloads
  • Downloadable camp workbook to use during camp and beyond!
  • Bonuses - summer bingo activity
  • Lifetime access to all materials stored in Teachable
  • Calendar to keep you on track for sessions and with reading
  • Responsive learning environment

Students will be practicing comprehension skills that they need to be successful in school!

Who is this for?

  • Children in grades 3/4 and grades 5/6
  • Children that need motivation and accountability to keep reading this summer!
  • Students that are on grade level and don’t want to have any summer slide.
  • Students who are comfortable spending time reading on their own.

Who is it not for?

  • Struggling readers
  • Students that need 1-1 intervention
  • Early readers


Your Instructor

Ashley DiMercurio
Ashley DiMercurio

I am a certified Reading Interventionist, teacher, wife, and mom to two beautiful children living in Vermont. I grew up here and chose to return here to raise my family. We love being outside!

I am a passionate educator and am always looking for creative ways to make learning fun. While I loved being a classroom teacher, I decided I wanted more time with my young children. As they got older, I realized I missed teaching and have fallen in love with tutoring online. It gives me the best of both worlds! I can make authentic connections with students and help them grow as learners, and also be the mom I want to be for my children.

I went to college at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. I graduated with an associates degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelors in Elementary Education. I taught in elementary classrooms for 7 years, always with a focus and passion for Reading and Writing. I began teaching online in the summer of 2017 and haven't looked back. I enjoy working 1-1 with my students. It allows me to personalize learning and watch them grow in their skills and confidence.

After distance learning all spring, I was a bit worried that my kids would fall behind even more with reading in the summer. When I saw The Book vs. the Movie online reading camp it seemed fun for the kids and low stress for me. This is why my husband and I decided to enroll our 6-year-old and 7-year-old.

My kids loved listening to the read aloud, the live Zoom meetings, the fun, and creative activities, and watching the movies. I loved how organized the materials were and how easy it was for me to manage the activities and my kids' participation while also working from home. As a family, we enjoyed watching the movies together and discussing the differences between the book and the movie.

I would recommend this camp, or any program from Ashley, to parents who want to keep their kids engaged in learning with fun and creative activities combined with thoughtful and attentive support. We will definitely be joining in again next summer (my kids are already asking for more)!

Julie McNulty

Course Curriculum

  Weekly Materials
Available in days
days after you enroll

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
Dates of live reading groups - 2 Session 4 weeks each - 45 minutes each session June 14th - July 9th 3/4 session - Upside Down Magic 5/6 session - Harriet the Spy July 19th - August 13th 3/4 session - The Spiderwick Chronicles 5/6 session - Wonder
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
Due to the nature of group ses

Important Notes

Refunds and Cancellations
Due to the nature of this summer camp program, we are not able to reschedule or offer refunds. However, we will make every effort to allow you ongoing access to the camp materials including downloads and links to recorded sessions.
No Guarantees
The goal of this program is to encourage summer reading and build your child’s foundational skills through a fun and interactive virtual camp setting. We are confident in our program but can not provide any guarantees.
To get the best group experience we need families to work with us as a team! Depending on the age of your child, parental support will be needed for various activities throughout the duration of the reading group.
Live Session Recordings
Live video sessions during camp will be recorded and posted in the Teachable Classroom for you to watch and review at any time. Only families enrolled in the camp with have access to the videos.

Class tuition does not include the purchase of any books or movie rentals. Your Reading tutor cannot guarantee the appropriateness of the movie. We are confident that we have selected quality children’s books and movies. Review the books and movies to decide if you are comfortable with the content. We recommend previewing the movie first. You can also research the titles at the following websites.

Common Sense Media

Kids In Mind

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