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Book Study & Build FLEX: Magic Tree House & Minecraft Mash-up Dinosaurs Before Dark

In this 4 week FLEX course, students will travel back in time with Jack and Annie to the land of dinosaurs. Each week, as students read Dinosaurs Before Dark, they will complete a story-related Minecraft-build to extend their learning.
Lisa Hamilton
170 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 11 learners
Class
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
7-11
year olds
3-18
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

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Mon Sep 5

Sep 5 - Oct 1 (4 weeks)
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Mon Oct 3

Oct 3 - Oct 29 (4 weeks)
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Mon Nov 7

Nov 7 - Dec 3 (4 weeks)
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Mon Dec 5

Dec 5 - Dec 31 (4 weeks)
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Description

Class Experience

Students will build their love for reading!  Students will also improve their comprehension skills as they read and build what they are learning!  
I have been playing Minecraft for years and can speak the "language".  As your child creates their story-related Minecraft build, I will offer inspiration and suggestions as needed through our weekly discussion in the classroom.
Each week students will read a portion of our story, answer comprehension questions and complete a Dinosaurs Before Dark related Minecraft build to be assigned each week.  Students will share a screen shot of their Minecraft build in the classroom.  This homework will require time for reading, completing the comprehension questions and completing the build.  Depending on your child's reading level and time spent to complete the questions and the Minecraft build, homework can take anywhere from 1-2 hours to complete.   But, Minecraft-ing is the fun part and it won't seem like homework! (Shhh ... it might even be fun!)
Students will need to have access to a copy (or audiobook) of Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osbourne to complete the weekly reading schedule. Students will also need to have any version of Minecraft available in order to complete the weekly builds AND to share screenshots of their builds in the classroom. If you need assistance in taking a screenshot, this link is helpful! https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/screenshotting-guide
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
If you student would like to join this class, please be sure they have access to a version of Minecraft.  See this website for more details:  https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/get-minecraft  .Students will also need to submit a screenshot of their Minecraft build to the classroom each week to share their homework.  Here is a link to a screenshotting guide for Minecraft:  https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/screenshotting-guide

Teacher

Lisa HamiltonShh, don't let them know they're learning and HAVING FUN!
170 total reviews
107 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  My name is Miss Lisa!  I love reading, learning and traveling ... and not necessarily in that order! :)  I LOVE reading and diving into books and getting LOST in stories and learning.  It can be quite an adventure like stepping through the... 
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