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Book Club: Challenger Deep - A Literature Circle for Reading Comprehension

In this 6-week class, students will engage in meaningful conversations designed to improve literacy skills about the young adult novel, "Challenger Deep" by Neal Shusterman.
Miss Micaela, M.A.
127 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 5 learners
25 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Wed, Mar 15, 2023

Mar 15 – Apr 19, 2023 (6 weeks)
12:30 – 12:55 PM
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Class Experience

Students will engage in conversations about the book, using the text to support their opinions. 
Students will strengthen reading comprehension strategies by summarizing text, making connections to the text, asking higher-level questions, and learning new vocabulary words. 
Bachelors of Science in Secondary English Language Arts Education, Minor in Elementary Education
Master of Arts in Education and Curriculum Development 
3 Years Experience Teaching English Language Arts Online
Florida Teacher Certification in English Grades 6-12 with Reading and ESOL Endorsement 
Students will read about 60 pages each week and complete guided notes to aid our conversation. 
Students will need a copy of "Challenger Deep" by Neal Shusterman either in print, e-book, or audio-book. A digital graphic organizer will be available on the first session. Students may complete by typing or printing and handwriting. Please bring a way to take notes to class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The teacher will provide group feedback each week to assist learners in developing their comprehension of the text throughout the class.
25 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The book we will be reading deals with mental illness and takes place in a hospital. Here is some information from 

It deals frankly with issues surrounding teenage mental illness. Caden, the narrator, experiences paranoid and delusional thinking and is hospitalized. A character attempts suicide. Violence in the book is mostly imaginary and centered on a fantastical ship on which the captain and his parrot want to kill each other. Language is mild, with an instance or two each of "hell," "damn," "bastard," and "ass." Sexual content is limited to hand-holding and one night of cuddling in bed. Caden's parents are mildly intoxicated in one scene. Caden takes a "cocktail" of prescribed medications, and the regimen helps him heal.


Miss Micaela, M.A.
Lives in the United States
Compassionate Educator, putting students first since 2009.
127 total reviews
222 completed classes

About Me

Looking for a full English Language Arts curriculum? I am teaching an ongoing (come and go as you please) ELA class for the entire school year that will cover reading literature, reading informational text, expository writing, and persuasive... 
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