Chapter Chat Book Club "Out of My Mind" by Sharon Draper (Age 9-14)

Learners will read and discuss this wonderful book about a 10 year old girl and how her physical disabilities affect her life, and the lives of those that love her.
Maria Ward
132 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 4 learners

45 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 4 weeks


year olds


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

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu Jun 30

Jun 30 - Jul 26 (4 weeks)
Th, Tu
2pm - 2:45pm
3 learners enrolled

Tue Aug 30

Aug 30 - Sep 27 (4 weeks)
Tu, Th
2pm - 2:45pm

Thu Dec 8

Dec 8, 2022 - Jan 17, 2023 (4 weeks)
Th, Tu
11:30pm - 12:15am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

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Class Experience

Students will read assigned chapters for homework and then will discuss these chapters during class with the teacher and other learners.
Before class begins learners should purchase, or check out from a library, a copy of the book Out of My Mind by Sharon draper.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The main character and some of her classmates are occasionally referred to as "retarded" by other students in her school. We will discuss why calling anyone names is wrong and cruel. I will specifically explain to learners that using the term "retarded" is very offensive when speaking to and about people who learn differently than others.  This book offers great learning opportunities for learners to discover that, everyone, regardless of physical and mental abilities, are equally deserving of kindness, respect and inclusion.
Before class begins learners should purchase, or check out from a library, a copy of the book Out of My Mind by Sharon draper.


Maria Ward
Lives in the United States
Patient teacher, and fun-loving bookworm! 25 years teaching experience
132 total reviews
190 completed classes

About Me

My name is Maria. I was born in South Carolina, USA. When I was 7 years old my family moved to Latin America. When I graduated from high school, I returned to the US to attend university  I have been married for 36 years and have 3 adult children... 
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