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Book to Movie Club for Story Geeks: Middle School

Kiera Astrid, M.L.I.S, M.F.A
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Learners discuss one novel for the first three weeks of the month, then compare it to the movie in the 4th week. June's book: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Class Experience

US Grade 6 - 8
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
Aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
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 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 more traditional school setting.  

In addition to Outschool, I teach as an adjunct professor for a university and freelance as an editor and content writer. 
Class is appropriate for Highly Capable/Gifted learners. Reading expectation is as high as 200 pages a week; Higher-order questions encourage advanced critical thinking skills and deeper reflection on themes. 
Learners should be fluent readers and comfortable leaving their video on for most of the class. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
All book selections are deemed appropriate by Common Sense Media for ages 13+. 
Joined November, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree from University of British Columbia
Master's Degree from University of British Columbia
Bachelor's Degree in English from University of Redlands
I believe in the power of Story. 

Stories are magical teachers. They open our minds and hearts. They remind us of our similarities and introduce us to our differences. They comfort us when our abilities or identities have been misunderstood. They... 
Group Class


1x per week
55 min

Completed by 15 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-14
2-6 learners per class

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