Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel Book Discussion Group: Flexible Schedule
In this 10-week course, we will discuss and learn about each of the BSC graphic novels #academic
US Grade 3 - 6
Students will read one Baby-Sitters Club graphic novel a week on their own time. Each week a new video will discuss the graphic novel that the students have previously read. This class does not meet live. The prerecorded sessions will cover the entire novel and emphasize characters, their motivations, theme, story plausibility, and inferences about what might come next in the series. The videos will also talk about the different illustrators and their unique styles for the story's characters....
Week One: Kristy's Great Idea Week Two: The Truth About Stacey Week Three: Mary Anne Saves the Day Week Four: Claudia and the Mean Janine Week Five: Dawn and the Impossible Three Week Six: Kristy's Big Day Week Seven: Boy-Crazy Stacey Week Eight: Logan Likes Mary Anne! Week Nine: Claudia and the New Girl Week Ten: Kristy and the Snobs
I have a Master's Degree in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Spalding University. I love talking about books! But I am especially excited to talk about the Baby-Sitters Club as Dawn, Mary Anne, and the gang were great friends of mine growing up. I am so excited that this series has resurfaced and I'm looking forward to talking about how the graphic novel has impacted new readers. My hope for this class is to foster a safe space for creativity and also to connect students who enjoy reading and writing with other, like-minded students (and possible future babysitters!)
Homework OfferedStudents will read one graphic novel a week on their own time. Each Sunday, students will have access to the new video and a corresponding one page worksheet with discussion questions and places for fill-in-the blank answers. Each week, I assign a short writing assignment focused around that week's discussion questions and ask the students to share their responses in the classroom. There are also daily activities each day like vocabulary words, an I Spy game, and a Kahoot trivia quiz.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedThe more questions, comments, and posts that students share in the classroom, the more I can understand their knowledge and comprehension of the topics we are discussing.
Students need access to the entire Baby-Sitters Club graphic novel series. They will not necessarily need the books in class while watching our discussion videos; however, they might find it helpful to have the books as they work on their worksheet and weekly writing assignment.
From commonsensemedia.org: Each book focuses on one girl, telling the story from her perspective and delving into the details of her life. Covering heavy topics such as divorce and the death of a parent along with more everyday moments when a girl feels like she doesn’t fit in, this series captures the spirit of being a tween with heart and humor, with strong friendships at the center of it all. The illustrations are vibrant and colorful, and as graphic novels, they're a quick read with real depth.
Meet the teacher
I currently teach English Composition at the collegiate level. I have a Master's degree in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults, so I teach reading and writing classes. I worked as a substitute teacher for 3 years, in all age ranges and...
$4weekly or $40 for 10 weeks
Completed by 4 learners
No live video meetings