Book Talk: When You Reach Me
In this 4-week online course, students will read and discuss the novel When You Reach Me, focusing on comprehension, critical thinking, and literary elements through collaboration and activities.
Anne Q. Campbell
90 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 3 learners
Once per week
over 4 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a “Multi-Day” course 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
How Outschool Works
Available TimesPacific Time
Don't see a time that works for you?
In this 4-session class, we will read and discuss the Newbery award-winning novel When You Reach Me. This 2009 novel by Rebecca Stead "takes place in the real world but holds a fantastic puzzle at its heart." My goal is to inspire learners to reflect on what they read and see the relevance of the book's elements to their own lives. Learners will read on their own before attending class each week, approximately 40-50 pages per week. We will read some excerpts in class together. In addition...
Students will improve their understanding of literary analysis and reflect on what they read to see the relevance of the book's elements to their own lives. Our focus will be characters, setting, theme, and plot utilizing the novel When You Reach Me.
Learners will read about 40 to 50 pages per week, prior to meeting for class: Week 1- "Things You Keep in a Box" through "Things You Keep Secret" Week 2- "Things That Smell" through "Things Left Behind" Week 3- "The Third Note" through "Things in an Elevator" Week 4- "Things You Realize" through end
For this class, learners will need to have the novel, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (2009), in addition to basic writing materials. An optional printable handout will be provided.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
From Common Sense Media: "Parents need to know this time-traveler novel features the death of a man who is hit by a truck in front of the main character. It also addresses a girl's fear of a homeless man near her New York City apartment and touches on racism. The main character's friend is punched in the stomach by another boy for no apparent reason." "Miranda and Colin kiss several times. Miranda's single mother has a boyfriend but he does not have a key to their apartment."
Anne Q. Campbell
English Language Arts teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
90 total reviews
152 completed classes
Hello! I am a certified English/Language Arts teacher and believe in embracing the “light bulb” moments of discovery that happen both in and out of the classroom. My goal is to make learning relevant to students’ interests by providing unique and...