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Book Club: Flora & Ulysses by Kate Dicamillo

Class
Tristan - Book Clubs/Reading Comprehension
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(394)
In this book club, learners will read and discuss Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo. This will be a fun book club for your learner and a great way to strengthen their reading comprehension skills. #academic

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
Predict story events.
Engage in learning dialogues with the teacher and peers.
Search the text to select appropriate information when answering questions.
Practice using story clues and prior knowledge (schema) to make inferences about the story. 
Practice using context clues to discover the meaning of unknown words.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings).
Make connections
Explore themes
Engage in critical discussion of shared texts.
Read for the sheer joy of it, learning to value one another as readers and learners.
Kate DiCamillo is one of my favorite authors. When I taught in the classroom, I always used Kate DiCamillo’s books to read aloud to my students because she does a great job of helping readers to learn important life lessons and think deeply. I also have a Masters in Reading, and it is my goal to help your child think deeper about the texts that they read. It would be my pleasure to share this amazing reading adventure with your child.
Homework Offered
Reading Schedule: (Please do not read ahead of our schedule so that we can all enjoy the story together.) Prior to our first meeting read chapters 1-13. Prior to our second meeting read chapters 14-26 and answer journal question #1. Prior to our third meeting read chapters 27-40 and answer journal question #2. Prior to our fourth meeting read chapters 41-52 and answer journal question #3. Prior to our fifth meeting read chapters 53-68+Epilogue and answer journal question #4. **PDF file of journal discussion questions and schedule will be attached to the classroom after our first meeting. Please print or use separate paper to write answers down. We will share our answers with the group.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Learners will need a copy of the book Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo. Ideas for finding the book include Amazon, Walmart, Target, libraries, audio, or used book store. All other materials will be provided in the Outschool classroom.

**PDF file of journal discussion questions will be attached to the classroom after our first meeting. Please print or use separate paper to write answers down. We will share our answers with the group.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
At times the vocabulary in this book may be challenging.

There are a few family issues that arise in this story. Flora’s parents are divorced and we see a struggle with that. Another character in the book is dealing with rejection. The overall book though is very lighthearted and fun.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(394)
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Hello! Thank you for stopping by my page! My name is Tristan, and I am looking forward to sharing my passion for teaching reading with you. 

I am a licensed elementary teacher in the state of Tennessee, with B.A in Early Childhood Education and... 
Group Class

$50

for 5 classes
5x per week, 1 week
40 min

Completed by 162 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-12
1-6 learners per class

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