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Book Club: Annabel the Actress!

Class
Calling all actors and story lovers to join our 4-week book club. We know becoming an actress isn’t easy, but wait until you see how inventive Annabel can be. We’ll even perform some of the coolest scenes!

Class experience

US Grade 2 - 4
~Make connections.
~Students will be able to express opinions while reading each book. 
~Students will enjoy creatively performing scenes from each book.
~Students will interact verbally and through written response with the text with teacher and other learners in the class. 
~Students will work on reading comprehension skills as well as making predictions, inferences, and connections. 
~Sudents will predict story events.
~Students will search the text to select appropriate information when answering questions.
~Students will practice using story clues and prior knowledge (schema) to make inferences about the story. 
~Students will practice using context clues to discover the meaning of unknown words.
~Students will be able to describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings).
Hello, my name is Sonja Finley-Tratos and I love teaching as much as I love learning! I have a bachelor’s degree in Communications and more than 20 years teaching in some degree. I began by teaching creative dramatics for fifteen years to students ages 5-16. Then I taught at a private elementary school for seven years (one year in first and fifth grade then six years in fourth grade). During that time, I taught all academic subjects and directed the school-wide holiday programs and musical plays. Summer camps were full of art, drama, cooking, and board games! Additionally, I taught online as an ESL teacher for over three years. I have actively participated in community theater for more than 30 years - enjoying all aspects from acting and directing to building sets and photographing shows. 

My goal is to make learning fun. It is my belief students learn best when they enjoy what they are learning. I want my students to ask all kinds of questions because the confidence that comes with learning is life changing. I work to make my classes a safe comfortable place to learn and explore all things. I have experience with a variety of curriculums and learners, including advanced students, students with learning differences, and English language learners.
Homework Offered
Students will be given an optional printable packet with each book that includes comprehension and vocabulary questions for each chapter of the book, as well as fun activities.
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
This is a great story about an enterprising young girl who is determined to make her dream of becoming a movie star come true. Even better, she is not afraid to put in all the unglamorous work to get there or start small. With the help and encouragement of her family and friends, she pursues her dream. The best part for me is that Annabel is strong, independent and never gives up. She faces each problem head on, thinks it through and comes up with a very clever solution.
We will be reading the books aloud during class. The books by Ellen Conford can be checked out of your local library or purchased:

Annabel the Actress Starring in Gorilla My Dreams (Book 1) 
Annabel the Actress Starring in Camping it Up (Book 2)
Annabel the Actress Starring in the Hounds of the Barkervilles (Book 3)
Annabel the Actress Starring in Just a Little Extra  (Book 4)
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Hello, my name is Sonja Finley-Tratos and I love teaching as much as I love learning! I have a bachelor’s degree in Communications and more than 20 years teaching in some degree. I began by teaching creative dramatics for fifteen years to students... 
Group Class

$54

weekly or $216 for 12 classes
3x per week, 4 weeks
50 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 7-10
1-10 learners per class

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