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Literature Study for Middle School: Ongoing Classic Literature and Poetry Study


Bud Not Buddy Lesson (for Middle School Students)(Flex)

In this course, the students will read the book Bud Not Buddy and track the protagonist's coming of age story alongside our own while drawing parallels to the main character's struggles and joys with their own lived experiences.
Maline Carroll
146 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
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No live meetings
Over 5 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

TLW read Bud Not Buddy and show an understanding of the topics covered by written work, video presentations, and journaling. 
The Learner will connect the topics to everyday life and experiences. 
At the end of the course TLW (The Learner Will):

1. Understand Bud's point of view on life
2. Define vocabulary words that leads up to a better understanding of the text
3. Connect life and music in the 30s and 40s with life today
4. Write essays that support your thoughts
5. Create summary paragraphs
6. Answer comprehension questions
7. Do online searches in order to extend their learning and understanding of topics covered in the prerecorded videos. 
8. Understand and apply what it means to live in a time of racism, discrimination, and issues children deal with while growing up.

This course prepares students for a new perspective on the war we are fighting today #blacklivesmatter
There will be homework which will be listed outschool and discussed through discussion questions. Students will a Pass/Fail but will be given detailed explanations for improvement and praise as well. Their homework will include but is not limited to: Journaling, Reading, Characterization, Essay Writing, Video presentations, Group work, ETC. 
Computer, pencil, paper, IPAD (whichever the student has and is most comfortable using). Internet connection.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The learners progress will be assessed based on the homework and activities they complete on this platform.  There interaction with their teacher will involve correspondence using this platform..  Each learner will will use this platform for timely feedback. Students will also be asked to upload work onto this platform in order to share their work with others in the class. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The topics in Bud Not Buddy are several and will be tied to today's experiences: 
1. Coming of Age/Survival
2. Race: Racism during the great depression: stereotypes, expectations of black people vs. white people. 
3. Economy/The Great Depression. 
4. Family/home (foster care and adoption concepts)
5. Relationships/Friends
6. Music
7. Altruism/Forgiveness


Maline CarrollTeaching for the "Ah Ha" Moments!
146 total reviews
209 completed classes

About Me

I'm an elementary and secondary teacher who also has experience teaching adults who are learning to speak the English language. I teach English, Spanish, and math to elementary students. I also teach US history and English to 6-12 graders. 

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