Book Club - Deep Water by Watt Key- Action, Adventure, Suspense, Reliance
Learners will be captivated by this action-packed, gripping tale of odds that are stacked against the main characters who show bravery, problem-solving, and survival skills. #academic
US Grade 5 - 8
Class Experience In this discussion-based format, learners will study this dramatic, edge of your seat, action-packed, fast-paced survival themed story that presents two main characters, from very different backgrounds, and each of whom are deep in their own personal conflicts, roadblocks, character-defining moments, and at the same time are pulled into life-threatening dilemmas and events facing them to work together for survival against all odds. The minor characters are rich in detail...
Learner goals include growth in vocabulary, vocabulary in context, understanding the realism and details used regarding diving in oceans and the inherent risks, , decision making, conflicts/resolutions, character development/motives/ quirks , the genre of realistic fiction, turning points, figurative language, and overall powerful themes including how situations can bring people together to see the greater good and the chance for survival, the implications of making correct healthy choices, reaching for your goals against all odds, grief , sorrow, greed, and the positive outcome that can occur when people set aside differences for a greater common good.. This book is a significant and important piece of literature that handles all of these topics in a way that will have you rooting for the main characters as they help each other, fight the impossible, and support each other.
Homework OfferedPlease read to end of chapter 23 (page 132) for the first meeting. Please complete reading the novel for the second meeting and learners will be asked to complete a study guide for the second half of the book in note form.
0 hours per week outside of class
Please have a copy of the novel Deep Water by Watt Key. A study guide will be sent to each learner as a pdf to use for the second class meeting.
This book is an adventure book but there is nothing that requires parental guidance.
Meet the teacher
There is nothing more exciting than when you see a student think deeply, question ideas, share a new thought, or explore character’s actions/ decisions or a quote or a purpose the author had when writing a novel and then connect the information...
$44for 2 classes
1x per week, 2 weeks
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Completed by 14 learners
Live video meetings
2-6 learners per class