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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
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Runs week after week
55 minutes per class
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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. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
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
Lives in the United States
I believe in the power of story to educate, connect, and heal.
87 total reviews
47 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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