Front Desk by Kelly Yang- Incredible Novel and Winner of Multiple Awards

In this three-session book club, learners focus on the actions of powerful characters in this realistic fiction who persevere with courage, kindness, and determination to make a better future. This is a must read!
439 total reviews for this teacher
8 reviews for this class
Completed by 24 learners

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 3 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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Available Times

Pacific Time

Fri Jun 3

Jun 3 - Jun 17 (3 weeks)
11pm - 11:55pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Sat Jun 4

Jun 4 - Jun 19 (3 weeks)
Sa, Su
11pm - 11:55pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Sat Jun 11

Jun 11 - Jun 25 (3 weeks)
3pm - 3:55pm

Tue Jul 19

Jul 19 - Jul 28 (3 weeks)
Tu, Th, We
11pm - 11:55pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Mon Aug 15

Aug 15 - Aug 19 (3 weeks)
Mo, We, Fr
1:30pm - 2:25pm

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will improve their understanding of themes, figurative language, vocabulary development, character quirks / descriptions/ motives, and decisions which impact the character and those around him / her.  Students will grow in their understanding of lives of immigrants who faced many of the situations that the main characters do, as this book is based on the life of the author.  Learners practice discussion skills and will enjoy the lively, encouraging, in-depth class which will also mix in humor and connections learners make to the events in the novel.
For the first meeting, please read up to page 100, end of chapter 21.
For the second meeting, please read up to page 197, end of chapter 46
For the third meeting, please complete the novel

The novel Front Desk by Kelly Yang
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Mike PletmanThird fifth sixth grade teacher
439 total reviews
578 completed classes

About Me

There is nothing more exciting than when you see a student think deeply, question ideas, share a knew thought, or explore the meaning of the character’s action/ decision or a quote  or a purpose the author had when writing a novel. Helping... 
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