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Fearless Readers Book Club (4th-6th grade): Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Come on a journey where your child will learn the love of reading, which will lead them to be life long readers. Book clubs encourage critical thinking, deeper engagement with the world around them, and better communication skills.
Michelle “Nonna” Lagares
20 total reviews for this teacher
New class
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60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
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

1)	Enhance comprehension
2)	Grow vocabulary
3)	Build communication skills
4)	Expand their thinking 
I have taught reading in elementary where several sensitive themed books have been read, analyzed and discussed. I have run successful book clubs within the public school setting (both in NY and NC) and outside public school settings. I am well versed in how to run a successful book club where students can feel safe, supported, and free to explore their ideas, opinions, and thoughts in a constructive way with their peers.
Reading of 40-70 pages per week PRIOR to each class (depending upon current book) is required. Each week an individual task will be assigned which will  usually take anywhere from approx. 10-20 minutes to complete based on the learner.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Book: Either physical copy, or online version. Check your local library for your books or if they have a free online lending app to help cut costs. Pencils, color pencils, and a folder to hold all handouts/worksheets/activities
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Parental Guidance is Always required in all my classes. Parents must be near to assist with any technical or academic help your child needs during class. Parents must remain OFF-SCREEN during class sessions per Outschool's safety policy.
This book club may include books that have sensitive themes or higher thinking and reasoning material for your child. As each child is different, IT IS UP TO THE PARENT to read the book synopsis, themes, and reading levels provided in the class description to make sure that you and your child are both comfortable with the reading levels, expectations/rules, and content BEFORE signing up for this class. While I will not be giving my own personal views, bias, or opinions, STUDENTS WILL be encourage to discuss their own ideas, opinions, and viewpoints freely in a respectful and safe environment. To maintain this environment every student is expected to follow book club rules (as stated in class description and posted on the class page). Should any students break the book club rules they will be given a warning. If they repeat the action they will be immediately removed from class and a parent/student/instructor discussion will be needed to be allowed to complete any remaining sessions or join future book club sessions with me.
The following books will be covered over the August 2022- May 2023 Club dates:

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate (This session)
Masterminds by Gordon Korman
The Losers Club by Andrew Clements
Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
Unusual Chickens for an exceptional poultry farmer by Kelly Jones
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan


Michelle “Nonna” Lagares
Lives in the United States
Former Elementary Teacher and History Lover
20 total reviews
23 completed classes

About Me

I am a former elementary school teacher from North Carolina. My experience working with elementary aged children is varied and spans over 25 years. I home schooled my Special Education child for his elementary school years. I volunteered with both... 
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