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American Girl Doll Reading Club: Molly Mcintire!

Join me for this 8-week course as we march into the 1940s with the first American Girl doll, Molly McIntire! We will read her books, discuss her time period, and engage in hands-on learning.
Jackie Shaw
259 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 24 learners
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Meets 1x per week
Over 8 weeks
45 minutes per class

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Class Experience

This is my 14th year as a secondary English teacher, and my favorite units of all are interdisciplinary ones where I can combine many of my passions into one rich learning experience! Personally, I have been an avid American Girl doll collector since I was a child, and have read through the series and have done the activities with my own six year-old. I would love to share this excitement for American Girls, reading, history, and culture with your children, too!
Students will be reading one Molly book a week, and there will be a light amount of work to go along with that to reflect their comprehension (journaling, vocabulary, etc). There will also be a play that students will perform in the last class that students may want to prepare for.
For Lesson 2, we will be making Vitamin A Salad. For this recipe, you'll need a 3-oz package of lemon gelatin, hot water, 1 lemon, apricot nectar, cottage cheese, carrots, a 15-oz can of apricots in their own juice, and lettuce leaves. For your equipment, you'll need a mixing bowl, measuring spoons and cups, mixing spoon, a knife, a cutting board, a gelatin mold or aluminum bowl to use as a mold, vegetable peeler, grater, can opener, plastic wrap, and a serving platter. For the play, students will be brainstorming what they need together as a class, though supplies should be simple and things you already have around the house!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The book does discuss WW2, and with that, topics of family members fighting in a war, bombing, and displacement arise in an age-appropriate manner. We will be briefly discussing the bombings in England and children refugees as it relates to the character, Emily Bennett. I will use my 14 years experience as an educator to answer questions in a supportive and constructive way.
For our "Support Our Troops" activity, we'll be getting our ideas from this website:


Jackie Shaw
Lives in the United States
Certified Teacher and Lifelong Learner
259 total reviews
207 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Jackie Shaw, and I am so excited to teach your child. I specialize in teaching reading and writing to grades 7-12. I earned my Bachelors of Science from New York University, and my Masters of Arts at Middlebury College. I am also... 
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