English

Book Lovers Unite- Bring Your Own Book Social and Book Club

In this book club, learners will meet weekly to discuss their favorite characters and books
29 total reviews for this teacher
New class
Class

45 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week

9-12

year olds

1-6

learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

Learners will practice and develop social skills by discussing their favorite books.
Learners will identify story elements such as plot development and characterization, aiding in reading comprehension.
Learners will gather with other book lovers and practice self-expression.
I am certified to teach grades 7-12 (middle and high school level) English/Language Arts in Texas. I have been teaching 7th grade English for two years now. I also have 2 additional years experience tutoring all subjects to high school learners.
Learners can bring their favorite book or a book they are currently reading. They do not have to have a physical copy, but any type of copy would be great so learners can (but do not have to) share their favorite parts. 
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
There may be occasions when learners bring books that may not be suitable for the age range or have certain biases in them. 

I will be sure to guide discussion for biased books with questions to help readers realize these biases. This may include questions such as "Do you think this perspective is shared by all people? Why or why not? What other perspectives may people have? Can you think of a different point of view on  this topic?" followed by an explanation of how all experiences are equally important and valid despite how different they may seem. 

If books have religious meaning or stories to them, we will approach those from a secular and inclusive view with discussion similar that described above. 

Lastly, if a book seems inappropriate for the age range, we will immediately stop discussing it and have a short discussion about what is appropriate for ages 9-12. We can cite previous books we talked about in that week's class, reference common themes across novels within the age range, and again discuss perspectives as outlined above. 

A great, but not foolproof way, to make sure books are appropriate is to ensure the protagonist is around the same age as the reader. If you have any questions about appropriateness, please feel free to reach out to me for more clarification or to ask if your learner's novel can be discussed. 

Teacher

Chelsea DeLany
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Certified Teacher, Master's in Professional Education
29 total reviews
41 completed classes

About Me

Howdy! I am Ms. Chelsea!

I love reading and writing. There is an escape in books that cannot be found anywhere else. I am a traveler. I have visited Hogwarts, Narnia, Neverland, The Hundred Acre Wood, and many other places, without leaving my... 
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