Diverse Perspectives in Novels: "Out of my Mind" by Sharon Draper

Take a step into another's shoes and see life from Melody's perspective; eleven years old and unable to speak a single word.
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35 minutes

per class

4x per week

over 2 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

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Class Experience

Students will :
> Build their reading vocabulary  
> Discuss similarities and differences between their own life and Melody's 
> Analyze characters actions and choices, and how those choices influence the plot. 
> Explore the author's crafts of font styles, and use of internal monologue 
My favorite part of teaching at this age range is watching kids get excited about what they're reading, and the conversations and connections they make through the books. I bring humor and patience with me in my teacher bag of tricks, and hold students to high expectations. I am available anytime by email if there's any questions.
Students will be expected to read pre-determined chapters (trying to avoid reading ahead, if possible) and prepare thoughtful responses to 1-2 guiding questions for each meeting. 

If a student misses a session they are asked to review the class video and post a comment to the class page if we missed anything they wanted to share. 
Students will need:
1 personal copy (purchase or library) of "Out of My Mind" by Sharon Draper
Post-It style notepad

I will provide session guiding questions in a google doc for your convenience
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I will keep a record of comprehension, engagement and interaction. I will be happy to share notes with parents after class if students are working to improve comprehension grades for other classes or teachers, please email me with your interest. 
2 hours 20 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
I always recommend that parents get an idea of the book's main topics through the website www.commonsensemedia.org. 


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As a veteran public school teacher, I had the chance to work with some outstanding students and I saw, first-hand, the importance and "payoff" of creating a reading lifestyle. For... 
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