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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
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 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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Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu Oct 27

Oct 27 - Nov 17 (4 weeks)
2pm - 2:45pm
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Class Experience

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
Lives in the United States
English Language Arts teacher
90 total reviews
152 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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