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Mensa Excellence in Reading Grades 7-8 Book Club

English

Fall Reading Challenge for Students 10 - 12 - New Reading List

In this 8 week class, students will be challenged to read and discuss a book every other week.
Jill Harper
250 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 11 learners
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45 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 8 weeks
10-13
year olds
4-12
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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Class Experience

Book clubs in middle school are a great way to teach students to form and share opinions with others which is an important skill to have as they get older. I run all book clubs so every student is able to answer questions that I pose and participate in the lively discussion. I am also aware that some students prefer to participate through chat than on a microphone. This is completely acceptable. My goal for the students is to get them to share their thoughts however they feel comfortable doing that. 
Learners must have access to all books and come to class each week prepared to discuss the week's selection. Links are affiliate. Booklist: Falling Short (https://amzn.to/3zVuyKh) The Marvellers (https://amzn.to/3HAkb1M) A Night Divided (https://amzn.to/3vZCdWM) Girl in White (https://amzn.to/3SJ5U8p) The Patron Thief of Bread (https://amzn.to/3CaGU49) The Fort (https://amzn.to/3gmpy8j) The Ghoul of Windydown Vale (https://amzn.to/3uvPINZ) Two Degrees (https://amzn.to/3dtJE22)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
These books sometimes deal with big issues but all of the books are middle grade and age-appropriate. There are warnings for romance, war, death, violence, racism, historical events, and sexism. 

If students want to discuss any big issues in the book club, I will listen to what they are feeling and respond in an appropriate way but will also redirect to the questions I have planned for the students. As every family is different, please review all books before signing up your student. Amazon, GoodReads, Common Sense Media, and Kirkus are all good resources for this. 

Teacher

Jill Harper
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Fun and engaging teacher who is passionate about all students.
250 total reviews
132 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Jill and I am passionate about education and have extensive experience teaching in the online community. I love overseeing book clubs for tweens and teens, sharing my love of literature and film, and offering classes that... 
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