Book to Movie Club: Ages 9ish - 12ish
Each month, we read & discuss one book over three weeks then compare it to the movie version in the fourth week. Focus on the joy of reading! Each class includes a brief lesson and game. September: Because of Winn Dixie by K. DiCamillo
Kiera Astrid, M.L.I.S, M.F.A
87 total reviews for this teacher
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
55 minutes per class
This ongoing book-to-movie club meets once a week for an hour. Each month we read and discuss one modern classic then compare it to its movie version. We reflect on the story's themes and share opinions and predictions. Book titles for Sept 2023 - May 2024 are listed below Class Structure. Also listed are September and October's weekly reading expectations and ELA lesson topics. I offered a version of this course for the 2022-23 school year. This school year, in addition to lower...
Students practice close reading skills, learn literary terms, and develop critical and creative thinking skills
As an educator, I bring 15+ years of experience working with stories and storytellers as an editor, writer, educator, and librarian. I have a bachelor of arts in English & Writing and graduate degrees in Creative Writing (MFA) and Library & Information Science (MLIS) from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I worked as a substitute teacher for 3 years while finishing my MLIS degree and homeschooled my son from first to sixth grade minus one year (5th grade) while we lived in a new state. Today, he thrives academically and socially in a traditional school setting. In addition to Outschool, I teach as an adjunct professor for a university's MFA & MA program and freelance as an editor. I've authored three children's nonfiction history books for an established series (FlashPoints). Other publications include book reviews, humor, essays, public radio, and a few short stories. I count myself fortunate to have found a discipline I love so much. I never tire of stories or storytellers!
Reading expectation outside of class is approximately 50 - 75 pages per week. Classroom page activities, questions, and resources are always optional.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
YouTube clips are sometimes posted on the classroom page or viewed in-class. Online quiz games Blooket and Gimkit are used regularly.
Kiera Astrid, M.L.I.S, M.F.A
I believe in the power of story to educate, connect, and heal.
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
87 total reviews
47 completed classes
Stories are magical teachers. Through stories we learn about ourselves, each other, and our world. We're introduced to differences and reminded of our similarities. Stories open our minds and hearts. They comfort us when our abilities or...