Book Club: Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper (Ages 9-11)
In this 5 week class, students will gather for a book club as we explore and discuss "Out of My Mind" by Sharon M. Draper.
113 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 5 learners
There are no upcoming classes.
Once per week
over 5 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a “Multi-Day” course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
How Outschool Works
There are no open spots for this class.
You can request another time or scroll down to find more classes like this.
In this 5 week book club, we will gather to explore and discuss "Out of My Mind" by Sharon M. Draper. In this book, we meet Melody, a ten year old girl with cerebral palsy who is unable to walk, talk, and care for herself. While Melody's body may be affected, she is extremely smart and has a photographic memory, but can't communicate anything she knows or thinks. She faces the cruelty of classmates and teachers, but is determined and has the encouragement and support of her family. With the...
- Students will engage in active discussion with their peers - Students will share their thoughts and opinions with the support of textual evidence - Students will practice reading comprehension strategies including: visualizing, activating background knowledge, making inferences and predictions, using evidence, making connections, and more
I graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Elementary Education and hold a teaching certificate with an extra certification in middle level English. I have taught Language Arts and Social Studies in the public school classroom as well as after school and summer reading programs. I love supporting learners as they work on reading comprehension strategies. In my physical classroom I enjoyed read alouds, book clubs, novel studies, and more. I am passionate about sharing quality literature with students as they grow as lovers of reading and contributors of the world!
Students will have weekly reading assignments as outlined in the course description. Reading should take approximately 20 minutes a day 5-6 days/week.
1 file available upon enrollmentStudents will need a copy of "Out of My Mind" by Sharon M. Draper. A "stop and jot" printable handout will be sent out prior to our first meeting.
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
"Out of My Mind" explores many topics including how people react to others' differences, bullying, acceptance, and more. As we discuss various topics and themes of the book, students are required to show respect for the thoughts and opinions of others. The teacher will help guide the conversation and enforce agreed upon conversational etiquette expectations throughout the book club.
"Out of My Mind" by Sharon M. Draper
Paige NeilEquipping students to be thoughtful contributors of our world
113 total reviews
107 completed classes
Hello! My name is Paige Neil and I live in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. I am a mama of two energetic toddlers that teach me something new every day! I earned my Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Oklahoma State University and received an extra...