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How does a “One-Time” class work?
Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers
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Sometimes a reader finishes a book and doesn't know what to read next. Or sometimes they get stuck in one genre or one author. Book talks with peers are a great way to not only share what they are reading but to also get recommendations from their peers of other books that may spark their interest. I will also have my top picks to share with students as well. What is a book talk? A book talk is a short presentation about a book with the goal of convincing other people to read it. It’s not a...
This class is taught in English.
Students will demonstrate comprehension skills. Students will improve communication skills including active listening and expanding on their ideas. Students will have fun and share their excitement about reading.
I have been an English teacher for 24 years and have used book talks successfully in my class. I have students that have graduated that will still do book talks for me and are eager to add to their list by listening to others' book talks.
No given homework, but of course, students will need to read at their own pace and prepare for their book talk.
The student can determine what they need to present their book talk. Some suggestions include: the book, notes, visual representations, props, etc. but nothing is required and students may just want to simply talk about their book.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Informal assessment performed as students present their book talk.
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Parents should review the book that their student would like to share to ensure that it is appropriate for this age group and then after class, they should review the list that their student may have made from other books that were shared by other classmates.
I will provide a preparation packet for enrolled students to guide them in their book talk.
Online English Teacher, Homeschool Mom, and Former Public School Teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
42 total reviews
165 completed classes
So, glad you stopped by! I'm Regina and education is my passion. I was a classroom teacher in the public school system for 20 years teaching English, math, earth science, geography, and reading. I have taught students ranging from preschool to...