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Book Club: "I Survived" Series

In this social reading bookclub, the sharing of emotions, logic, thinking, diversity, and history will build even the most reluctant reader's communication and confidence while discussing these historical fiction action-packed stories.
Amy Marson
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Class Experience

Being introduced to the series from my own son who "hated reading", I dove into the series myself, loved them (even as an adult), and thus introduced them to kids. As a previous elementary school librarian, this was a series that couldn't stay on my shelves! 

As a librarian, much of my day was finding the perfect book for each child. For some, the love of reading doesn't come naturally, so through relationships, intuition, and extensive personal reading of kids' literature, I found each kiddo's gem of a book. It was and continues to be my passion--to inspire the love of reading.
Students will read at home ready to discuss each week in the book club. 1 book will be read before every class. 

To fully benefit from each class and discussion the book must have been read before the start of each class. 

Reading is required before the first class and students are required to have a copy of the book discussed. Students are welcome to access the work by audio, print, or digital copy.  

CLASS BOOK TITLES: A printable schedule is available once enrolled. 

*****The schedule is subject to change but will always be up-to-date in the Outschool classroom. ****

7/5 - Class 24: I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018
7/12 - Class 25: I Survived True Stories: Nature Attacks! (#2)
7/26 - Class 26: I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 (Graphic Novel #2) 
8/2 - Class 27: I Survived the Galveston Hurricane, 1900

REPEAT CYCLE FROM CLASS #1 (there will be some breaks in between weeks TBD)
Class 1: I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916
Class 2: I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967
Class 3: I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944
Class 4: I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980
Class 5: I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871
Class 6: I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, 79 A.D.
Class 7: I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
Class 8: I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Class 9: I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters  (#1)
Class 10: I Survived the American Revolution, 1776
Class 11: I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912
Class 12: I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (Graphic Novel #1)
Class 13: I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001
Class 14: I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941
Class 15:  I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011
Class 16:I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863
Class 17: I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944
Class 18: I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (Graphic Novel #3) 
Class 19: I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011
Class 20: I Survived True Stories: Tornado Terror (#3)
Class 21: I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937
Class 22: I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888
Class 23: I Survived The Great Molasses Flood, 1919

******The schedule is subject to change but will always be up-to-date in the Outschool classroom.*****
 2 files available upon enrollment
Students are required to have a copy of the book discussed. Students are welcome to access the work by audio, print, or digital copy.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Short video clips or non-fiction articles/photos about the true historical/natural event will be shown in class.

Per Common Sense
"Parents need to know that Lauren Tarshis's I Survived series is captivating, emotional, and historically accurate. The kids in these stories face scary situations in their first-person accounts of the disasters; they're often alone, hurt, and in an unfamiliar place. But because almost everyone around them is trying to help the kids survive or find their parent, once the worst is over, the overall feeling from the books is optimistic. The end of each story of survival gives a glimpse into the post-disaster life of the family and ends with an upbeat note."

****** In each class, a short video clip will be shown about the true historical event and/or disaster. This allows for some background knowledge and understanding of the story in the novel.


Amy Marson
Lives in the United States
Facilitator of curiosity, wonder, thinking & love of learning!
127 total reviews
86 completed classes

About Me

Hello, I'm Amy Marson!!

"As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has- or ever will have- something inside that is unique to all... 
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