Books and Blooket - Newbery Winners (Biweekly)

Learners will be challenged to finish a Newbery award-winning book before every class! We will meet to analyze and discuss the book, respond briefly in writing, and play book trivia Blooket! Improve comprehension skills and have fun!
Mary Davis
15 total reviews for this teacher
New class

40 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Fri Jun 10

Meets Once per week
6pm - 6:40pm

Next on Sat Jun 11

Meets Once per week
3pm - 3:40pm

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Class Experience

Learners will:
-Strengthen reading comprehension and analysis skills including summarizing, inferencing, predicting, and making connections. 
-Learn will learn new vocabulary words and practice using context clues to identify unknown words. 
-Discuss plot and story elements. 
-Practice communication, cooperation, and leadership skills. 
-Respond to reading orally and through writing. 

They will also have a fun, memorable experience that celebrates the joys of reading! 
Learners will read a book before each class. They will write down 3-5 brief conversation starters weekly, such as something they wondered while reading or an interesting new vocabulary word they discovered.  
Learners will need the book we are discussing for each class. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Please consider each of the book selections and determine if they are an appropriate fit for your child. 

-New Kid, Book 1 is about a 7th grader who is one of the few students of color in his middle school. 
-From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is a story of two children running away and living in a museum. 
-Number the Stars is set during WWII and involves historical events that may be too scary or confusing for some learners. Cigarettes and beer are mentioned briefly. 

Our group discussions will be age appropriate and focused on the books. Comments or questions that are inappropriate will be redirected. 

Students will be asked to navigate to https://dashboard.blooket.com/play and enter the game ID I provide them to enter our closed group game. They do not need an account to participate. 


Mary Davis
Lives in the United States
Certified Teacher, Experienced Tutor, Book Enthusiast
15 total reviews
8 completed classes

About Me

Hello there! I’m Ms. Davis. I’m here to talk books and help kids to discover (or celebrate!) a love for reading and writing! My classes are primarily discussion-based, but also include explicit instruction, hands on practice, and fun group... 
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