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Chapter Chat Book Club- Where the Red Fern Grows (Ages 10-14)

In this 4 week novel study, we will read and discuss the wonderful, classic "boy and his dogs" book, Where the Red Fern Grows.
125 total reviews for this teacher
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Class

45 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 4 weeks

10-14

year olds

2-9

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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Mon Feb 6, 2023

Feb 6, 2023 - Mar 1, 2023 (4 weeks)
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Class Experience

This book is an age-appropriate book that deals with some difficult topics. I have taught this book a many times to children in this age group. There are some sections of the book that may be upsetting or scary for sensitive children. The way I handle teaching these sections is to give students an advance warning that the section they are about to read maybe scary or upsetting. We talk about what is about to happen in the story so the children are not shocked, caught off-guard or and overly upset.   I also let parents know in advance before the sections are read. 

From the Common Sense Media website:

Parents need to know that Wilson Rawls' classic coming-of-age novel Where the Red Fern Grows is the story of Billy, a boy in the Ozarks during the Great Depression. Billy gets a pair of coonhounds as puppies and raises them to be exceptional hunting dogs. Billy exhibits excellent values of loyalty, patience, and devotion to his pets. However, the book includes detailed descriptions of hunting, killing, and skinning animals, as well as a gory description of a boy falling on an ax. Some scenes are quite bloody, and others are emotionally painful. This book may be difficult to take for sensitive animal-loving readers.
Before class begins at students should purchase or check out from a copy of the book Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This book is an age-appropriate book that deals with some difficult topics. I have taught this book a many times to children in this age group. There are some sections of the book that may be upsetting or scary for sensitive children. The way I handle teaching these sections is to give students an advance warning that the section they are about to read maybe scary or upsetting. We talk about what is about to happen in the story so the children are not shocked, caught off-guard or and overly upset.   I also let parents know in advance before the sections are read. 

From the Common Sense Media website:

Parents need to know that Wilson Rawls' classic coming-of-age novel Where the Red Fern Grows is the story of Billy, a boy in the Ozarks during the Great Depression. Billy gets a pair of coonhounds as puppies and raises them to be exceptional hunting dogs. Billy exhibits excellent values of loyalty, patience, and devotion to his pets. However, the book includes detailed descriptions of hunting, killing, and skinning animals, as well as a gory description of a boy falling on an ax. Some scenes are quite bloody, and others are emotionally painful. This book may be difficult to take for sensitive animal-loving readers.
Before class begins at students should purchase or check out from a copy of the book Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.

Teacher

Maria Ward
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Patient teacher, and fun-loving bookworm! 25 years teaching experience
125 total reviews
181 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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