Book Club - Understood Betsy, Dorothy Canfield Fisher

In this 4-week book club, we will explore Understood Betsy, a wonderful coming of age story for anybody who has ever realized they could do something that they never thought they could.
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30 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

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I always thought that I'd been a reader all my life.  Then, after a conversation with my mother, I was reminded that I really took off reading on my own after an operation that I had when I was 9 years old.  

I was stuck in a hospital bed for a week so my mom started reading me the Little House Series.  She only got through the first book, "Little House in the Big Woods" and through about 3 chapters of the second book "Little House on the Prairie" while I was in the hospital.  After I came home to recover, she had to go to work and didn't have quite as much time to read to me.  I waited for a few hours and really wanted to know what happened next, so I read a little, and a little more.  By the next day, I'd finished the book.  I had to wait 3 more days before we could go to the library and I could fill my box with the next book...and the next...thus this reader was born.
Students will be reading the book and preparing discussion questions for class.
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Students will need the book Understood Betsy in some form. The class readings are based on the Sonlight Version (linked below) and I do prefer a paperback that they can take notes in, but any version of it will do. Here are a few links to some options. Sonlight Version - https://www.sonlight.com/BA11?gclid=Cj0KCQjwla7nBRDxARIsADll0kBaepy1cBC7IIZY4OU0ixdEGLnDPvTNZkTwesHb9MXoAu_fUpfLpzoaAhV8EALw_wcB Several options on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Understood-Hardcover-Dorothy-Canfield-Fisher/dp/138788042X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The word "darn" is used in Chapter 9 and the character is aware that it is a "bad" word for her.
I've compiled a Student Book with the discussion questions and optional activities for use with the class.  You may want to print it or at least have it available for your student during class.


Ms. Stacey HamlinDirector, Teacher, Tutor, Coach
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My name is Stacey Hamlin, and I love to teach.

I believe that we can learn anything and everything…with a few tools, and the ability to lay down our fears and try.  

As a kid, I moved a lot.  By the time I was 14 years old, I’d been to or... 
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