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Book Club - Harry Potter #2 The Chamber of Secrets
Join us as we dive into the magical world of all things Harry Potter! We will read, discuss, and critically examine the 2nd book in the series…Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets!! You do NOT want to miss out! Accio Readers!
Carol Burns PhD
223 total reviews for this teacher
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Once per week
over 6 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
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Join us for this fun, highly energetic, and interactive book club. During this six week class, we will meet once a week to “travel” to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! You do NOT want to miss our book club discussion of this beloved bestseller! The Dursleys were so mean that hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature...
Students will gain skills in the following areas: - public speaking - taking turns speaking - practicing active listening - sharing thoughts and insights - building vocabulary - exploring the characters, settings, and plot
Ms. Carol has been a voracious reader since childhood. Her lifelong passion is to cultivate curiosity in children, and to inspire a lifelong love of learning, especially the reading and enjoyment of beautiful literature! It is not my style to glorify the scary or darker aspects of any story. I prefer to focus on, and to keep our class discussions focused on the positive life lessons. We do, however, briefly and tactfully touch on the darker topics, such as deaths of characters, and the struggle to overcome evil, as well. I make every attempt to model and teach critical thinking, regardless of what book we are reading. Ms. Carol has a PhD in pedagogy and history, with a Master’s in Cultural Studies. One of my core values is to teach children to think critically, and to apply that to everything they read. Racism or racial stereotypes is never acceptable to me, even in a fictional, magical world.
Please read chapters 1-3 BEFORE class! Please read chapters 4-6 BEFORE class! Please read chapters 7-9 BEFORE class! Please read chapters 10-12 BEFORE class! Please read chapters 13-14 BEFORE class! Please read chapters 15-16 BEFORE class!
Students will need a copy of the book Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. The book must be read or listened to BEFORE class. Students can use their own books, library books, ebooks, or even listen to the audio books. If listening to the audiobooks, it is highly recommended that student reads independently to develop their own reading comprehension and competency.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This series is a well known, well loved children's book series about a make believe magic world. The books in this series start out lighthearted and the adventures are rather tame ones, but they do grow darker as the series progresses. The good guys vs bad guys struggle is a very real aspect of the series, and the bad guys are very bad indeed. It is not my style to glorify the scary or darker aspects of any story. I prefer to focus on, and to keep our class discussions focused on the positive life lessons. We do, however, briefly touch on the darker topics, such as deaths of characters, and the struggle to overcome evil, as well. The stories absolutely do contain a host of positive life lessons. True friendship, the courage, a strong desire to help others, and the age old struggle for good to triumph over evil… these are real life lessons applicable to our everyday non-magical world! I HIGHLY recommend parents read the series book beforehand or alongside of their child. Only you know if this series is appropriate for your child!
Carol Burns PhD
Teacher, Homeschool Mama, & Voracious Learner
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
223 total reviews
213 completed classes
Carol Burns is an experienced classroom teacher with 36 years of experience teaching and working with children in a variety of settings including public school, charter school, children’s church, Awana and youth group leading, camp program...