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English

Don't Be Afraid to Step Outside the Box With Stargirl's Interactive Book Club

In this two week course, we will be reading Jerry Spinelli's book "Stargirl" and discussing how cool it can be to step outside the box and be your own unique person.
Jennifer Gerber, MBA, MAT
79 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 6 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 2 weeks
8-13
year olds
3-6
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course 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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Description

Class Experience

1.) Students will use comprehension strategies flexibly as they read the literary text "Stargirl". 
2.) Students will analyze themes, conflict and elements of plot throughout the text and demonstrate their understanding through summarizing and paraphrasing.  
I have been teaching English Language Arts to middle school and high school students for the past 12 years.  In addition, I have a Masters degree in Teaching with a concentration in English Language Arts and History.  Also, I am a published author and beta writer for other published authors in both academic writing and fiction writing.
There are 183 pages in the book, so each student will be required to read approx. 45 pages between each class meeting time and come prepared to discuss.  Each week, we will also be discussing specific elements of plot, themes, conflict or literary devices.  Students will be asked to find and come prepared to discuss those elements when they attend the next class.  We will also be discussing the questions provided by the author in the back of the book starting on page 187.
Each student will need to purchase a copy of the book "Stargirl". In addition, I would recommend students have highlighters, pen/pencil, paper, and sticky notes.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.

Teacher

Jennifer Gerber, MBA, MAT
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Certified teaching professional with a passion for kids and unlocking their hidden potential.
79 total reviews
69 completed classes

About Me

Hello students and families,

My name is Jennifer Gerber, and I have been teaching middle school, high school, and college level classes for the past 12 years. I have experience teaching English, History, Chemistry, Physics, Earth/ Space Science,... 
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