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Books for All Kids: The Last Kids on Earth Novel Study

In this high interest, low reading level humorous novel study, students follow a group of friends as they navigate the zombie apocalypse. Students gain reading and writing fluency through class discussion. They will respond to what they read using graphic organizers and other strategies to support writing and recording ideas. The book club is designed to be accessible to students with ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other learning differences.
Bridget Smith M.Ed.
705 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 23 learners
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45 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 2 weeks
9-14
year olds
3-12
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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Class Experience

Students will gain fluency and comprehension by reading and discussing the novel.  Students will practice organizing and communicating their ideas using graphic organizers, creative writing, and other strategies.
Bridget Smith is a teacher and parent with ADHD.  Her focus on Outschool is supporting students with ADHD, other neurodiverse learners, and  students with learning differences.  She has taught over 1000 learners, including  neurodiverse teens, with ADHD and other learning differences here on Outschool.  She is a credentialed teacher who has taught preschoolers through adult learners.  Bridget is credentialed by the State of California to teach K-12 Students.
Students will be responsible for reading five short chapters in between class sessions and filling out a reading response sheet before every session.
"The Last Kids On Earth" by Max Brallier is required for this class. Students may use e-books, hardcopy and paperbacks, or audiobooks to read and comprehend the text. Handouts will be uploaded in into the Outschool classroom before many sessions. Paper, markers or colored pencils, and pens or pencils are great to have on hand for class activities.
Narrative Evaluation is available upon request.  Students taking the course for homeschool credit can submit a portfolio of class work for evaluation and feedback.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This book deals with zombies, monsters, and a fictional apocalypse in a light hearted manner.  The main character sometimes tends to stereotype which will be addressed in the book.  You can read here to evaluate whether this book would be a good fit for your child:  https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/the-last-kids-on-earth-series
Students will need their own copy of "The Last Kids On Earth" by Max Brallier.  Students are welcome to read the book in hard copy or on e-book or audio book.  Text to Speech accompanied by reading can be a good strategy for dyslexic learners  as enlarging the print in e-book format.

Teacher

Bridget Smith M.Ed.
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Lives in the United States
Educator, Writer, Traveler, and Mom to Kids with Learning Differences
705 total reviews
1008 completed classes

About Me

I love being part of the Outschool learning community!  I offer courses for kids with learning differences as well as book studies, note taking, and writing classes that are accessible to all learners.   I specialize in supporting kids and... 
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