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Book Club: Leroy Ninker Saddles Up by Kate Dicamillo
Tristan - Book Clubs/Reading Comprehension
In this book club, learners will read and discuss Leroy Ninker Saddles Up by Kate DiCamillo. This will be a fun book club for your learner and a great way to strengthen their reading comprehension skills.
US Grade 1 - 3
**Leroy Ninker Saddles Up is Volume One of the Tales from Deckawoo Drive series. The reading level is stepped up a bit from the original Mercy Watson books making it a great next step for Mercy Watson fans. **Books do not have to be read in order Leroy Ninker is a small man with a big dream. He dreams of being a real cowboy like he sees in the movies at the Bijou Drive-In Theater. He has everything he thinks a cowboy would need - cowboy boots, a cowboy hat, and lasso - everything except a...
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 book series with your child.
Homework OfferedReading Schedule: (Please do not read ahead of our schedule so that we can all enjoy the story together.) Before our first meeting read chapters 1-3 Before our second meeting read chapters 4-6 and answer journal activities #1 and #2. Before our third meeting read chapters 7-9 + coda and answer journal activity #3. **A PDF file of journal discussion activities and schedule will be attached to the classroom after our first meeting. Please print or use a separate sheet of paper to write your answers down. We will share our answers with the group.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Learners will need a copy of the book Leroy Ninker Saddles Up 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. **A PDF file of journal discussion activities and schedule will be attached to the classroom after our first meeting. Please print or use a separate sheet of paper to write your 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.
Meet the teacher
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...
$36for 3 classes
3x per week, 1 week
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(5)
Completed by 18 learners
Live video meetings
1-6 learners per class