About Oak Tree Reading
I am excited you're here!
Oak Tree Reading was created with the mission to help all readers get more from what they read.
So often in our busy lives, we start off reading with the best of intentions only to find ourselves rushing through books and quickly forgetting everything we read. No longer! This interactive material takes you from being a passive learner to an active learner.
About Our Reviews
We have all had that experience of enthusiastically starting a new book only to realize partway through that it's not what we were expecting. The purpose of the book reviews is not to judge whether the book is "good" or "bad." The goal is to help you decide whether or not it is a good book for you.
I attempted to contrast my review style from the typical style you read in most reviews. I try to form a more objective way of sharing what the experience will be like to read the book, rather than my opinion of it's contents. My goal is to help you decide if it's what you want to read.
Whenever I write a review or workbook I try to keep three things in mind:
1. Am I accurately portraying the information as the author intended? If the author reads this review, would they feel it was a fair assessment and analysis of the message they were attempting to communicate?
2. Am I writing in a way that is clear to the reader? My goal is for anyone, no matter their background or education level to gain value from what I do.
3. Is this the most high quality content I can provide? You may notice some changes as you read through older or newer material I have published. This is because I am constantly challenging myself to create a better version of what I have done in the past.
What are the benefits of using a workbook while you read?
You will get more value from the books you read.
You will be able to facilitate group discussions and team learning.
You will easily implement the knowledge and wisdom shared by authors.
You will see the positive impact books start to have on your life.
You will enjoy reading more than ever before.
You will always have your completed workbook as a quick refresher.
What is included in the workbooks?
Chapter discussion questions with space for writing answers
Space to write your own summary for each chapter
Vocabulary words with space to write definitions and add words
Key terms with space to write definitions and add words
Chapter reflection questions
Final reflection questions
A condensed list of all discussion questions and vocabulary for reference
Reflection pages for writing extra notes and ideas
This is a fully comprehensive workbook, with each aspect carefully designed to optimize your learning and enhance your reading experience.
The workbook is designed for solo readers, book clubs, and reading with friends. At the beginning of each workbook, you will find instructions and guidance for using the questions and the workbook within different types of group settings. Discussions are a great active learning strategy and can be very fun!
Please note: Not all books currently have workbooks available. A free, modified PDF version will be available for these books until the workbook is released. Workbooks will be released for all these books. Thank you for your patience.
I am confident that you will love using these workbooks and that it will change the way you read for the better! If you have any feedback, feel free to reach out to me at anytime.
Nice to Meet You!
Hello everyone! My name is Elizabeth Wells. I am the face behind Oak Tree Reading. My professional and educational background is in business and healthcare, but I am a teacher at heart. My passion is helping other people discover and harness their potential.
I consider myself a life-long learner. It is such a gift to have the opportunity to share what I learn with you in the form of Oak Tree Reading Workbooks. I find so much value in reading these books. My goal is to share that value with others and to celebrate the authors who work so hard to provide it for us.
I hope this website and these workbooks help you discover and strive to be your best self.