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Book Club: The Magician's Elephant by Kate Dicamillo

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Tristan - Book Clubs/Reading Comprehension
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(394)
In this book club, learners will read and discuss The Magician's Elephant 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).
Engage in critical discussion of shared texts.
Read for the sheer joy of it, learning to value one another as readers and learners.
Kate Kate DiCamillo is one of my favorite authors. I love teaching with her books because she does a great job of helping the reader to learn important life lessons.
Homework Offered
Reading Schedule: (Please do not read ahead of our schedule so that we can all enjoy the story together.) Prior to our meeting Monday read chapters 1-4 Prior to our meeting Tuesday read chapters 5-8 and answer journal question #1 Prior to our meeting Wednesday read chapters 9-12 and answer journal question #2 Prior to our meeting Thursday read chapters 13-16 and answer journal question #3 Prior to our meeting Friday read chapters 17-20 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
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Learners will need a copy of the book The Magician's Elephant 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.
There are both a fortuneteller and a magician in this story, the focus isn't so much on magic and psychic powers as it is on the power of love and change and people being willing to help others.

There is a brief mention of Peter's mom dying in childbirth, a lady's legs are crushed by an elephant that mysteriously falls from above, and a brief mention of a man who has an almost near-fatal fall.

At times the vocabulary in this book may be challenging.
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... 
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$60

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

Completed by 166 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-12
1-6 learners per class

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