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Book Club: When You Trap a Tiger - Figurative Language Focus!

Korean folklore and family life in the suburbs combine in this unforgettable coming-of-age tale. In this six-part novel study we will identify figurative language and explore it’s impact through group discussion, games, and quick writes.
Mary Davis
19 total reviews for this teacher
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35 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 weeks
8-11
year olds
3-8
learners per class
per learner - per class

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Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn to identify and analyze imagery and figurative language including simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and onomatopoeia. They will strengthen reading comprehension and analysis skills. Students will practice communication, cooperation, and leadership skills. Students will have an enjoyable reading experience and gain exposure to Korean culture and folklore. 
Students will be expected to read and take brief notes each week - including before the first class. I will provide clear instructions for note-taking upon registration.  These "conversation starter" notes will be used to guide student discussions. 

Weekly reading assignment - 

Class 1 - Chapters 1-7
Class 2 - Chapters 8-15
Class 3 - Chapters 16-23
Class 4 - Chapters 23-30
Class 5 - Chapters 31-38
Class 6 - Chapters 39-46
When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
35 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
When You Trap a Tiger involves a sick grandmother who eventually dies in a hospital with her family surrounding her. It's a heartbreaking scene. We will discuss death in an age appropriate way. 

Lily's teen sister, Sam, meets a girl name Jensen at the library.  Near the end of the book Lily realizes they are a couple. It's mentioned very briefly and not a focus of the plot or our discussions. 

Teacher

Mary Davis
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Lives in the United States
Certified Teacher, Experienced Tutor, Literacy Enthusiast
19 total reviews
16 completed classes

About Me

Hello there! I’m Ms. Davis. I’m here to talk books and help kids to discover (or celebrate!) a love for reading and writing! My classes are primarily discussion-based, but also include explicit instruction, hands on practice, and fun group... 
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