A Semester of Middle Grade Literature: Session 2
In this 12 Week course, we will read two Middle Grade Novels. Discussions will focus on comprehension, theme, identifying the major elements of a story, and extracting real world lessons. Learners will also have reading response journals.
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Once per week
over 12 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
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During this session, we will read the books: Last Gate of the Emperor by Kwama Mbalia & Prince Joel Dawit Makonnen Healer of the Water Monster by Brian Young Each week learners will read assigned chapters to read and together we will discuss the novel during our live sessions. I will introduce the students to the major elements of a story and they will discover how these elements play a role in every story they read. We will discuss the main characters, what they symbolize, major plot...
Students will improve their reading comprehension, their understanding of the elements of a story and how to identify those elements, their understanding of theme and how to identify themes, and their ability to discuss and respond to literature.
Weekly reading and optional reading response journal prompts.
Books: Last Gate of the Emperor Lalani and the Distant Sea Notebook or Composition Book for the Reading Response Journal
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Regarding Hello, Universe.This book won the Newbery Medal for children's literature. However, the following excerpt is from Common Sense Media for parents of sensitive children. "Parents need to know that Erin Entrada Kelly's Hello, Universe, which won the 2018 Newbery Medal, is told from the perspective of four kids -- two boys and two girls -- over the course of a day. Sensitive readers might be frightened by the Filipino folktales about kids getting eaten by animals. A kid and his pet get trapped at the bottom of a well, and another gets bit by a snake. A kid imagines confronting his bully and throwing him onto a burning hot chimney. He also thinks for a few seconds that he might get smothered by a pillowcase in the woods. A bully repeatedly calls two characters "retard" and "deafo." Other insults include "moron," "dumbo," "doofus," and more. Although bullying is a major part of the book, kids will learn about the power of friendship, courage, teamwork, and self-acceptance."
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My sparks in life are studying and teaching writing, literature, and history. For the past six years, I have taught classes such as World History, American History , Language Arts, and Creative Writing to upper elementary and middle grade...