“Book Links” Literature Group - Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer

In this two week (4 sessions) online class, students will be reading the Newberry honor novel, Hope was Here, and become immersed in lively discussions and activities based on literary aspects. Higher level thinking activity is included.
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50 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 2 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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

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Class Experience

As each meeting is based on certain chapters from the novel, please do not read ahead. I know that can be difficult but knowing too much about the book will change the experience for everybody. Thank you. 
1. Prior to the first meeting, please read chapters one through the end of five.
2. For the second meeting, please read chapters six through the end of nine.
3. For the third meeting, please read chapters  10 through the end of chapter 15.
4. For the fourth, and final meeting, please read chapters to the end of the book.
A copy of the book Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer prior to the first meeting so the first assignment can be completed. Please also have some paper and pens or pencils available each class. Any type of paper will do as long as it is 8 1/2 x 11 or so.
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There will not be assessments for this reading program. It’s my expectation that students will join discussions and activities on their comfort level and as we build community, confidence will follow and more participation will naturally  Of course, excellent behavior and choices are always expected from all participants. No one is allowed to slow down the learning and fun of other students. Thank you.
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.


Mike PletmanThird fifth sixth grade teacher
439 total reviews
576 completed classes

About Me

There is nothing more exciting than when you see a student think deeply, question ideas, share a knew thought, or explore the meaning of the character’s action/ decision or a quote  or a purpose the author had when writing a novel. Helping... 
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