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Book Links- My Louisiana Sky- Historical Realistic Fiction Book Club

2 session book club with the novel My Louisiana Sky based in Louisiana in the 1950s.
Mike P
539 total reviews for this teacher
7 reviews for this class
Completed by 23 learners
year olds
learners per class

Charged upfront
Meets 1x per week
Over 2 weeks
55 minutes per class

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Class Experience

Students will gain and further their understanding of the following:
Vocabulary in context
Comprehension skills
Discussion tools and connecting to elements in the learner's life or items he/she is familiar with
figurative language
elements of realisitic fiction
specific settings, plot turning points and conflicts
theme development- a major part of the discussion
Usage of quotes from the characters to prove certain ideas from the readers
For class #1, please read chapters 1 to the end of 13 prior to the start of the class.
For class #2 read chapters 14 to the end of the book.
My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Willis Holt
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
As this book takes place in Louisiana in the 1950s and is a realisitic fiction novel, content of diversity, prejudice, segregation is presented in a very age-appropriate manner .  These elements occur in the novel in a way that allows for outstanding discussion and, a perfect opportunity to impact learners with information as the characters experience it.
A main portion of  the plot is the main character having learning disabled parents, which impacted the way they were treated and sometimes bullied by others.  The author weaves a story of compassion and care where the daughter learns how smart and capable her parents are and bullies are dealt with in a way that will positively impact the learners. These topics are dealt with compassion, empathy, and lessons learned throughout the novel.
My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly WIllis Holt


Mike PThird fifth sixth grade teacher
539 total reviews
748 completed classes

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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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