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
Once per week
over 3 weeks
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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In this spirited discussion-based class, learners will delve into the powerful themes and moving, sensitive, and determined characters and the decisions they make that move the plot to the next level. All of this makes for a must-read novel packed with historical realistic fiction elements and accurate conflicts that make for a novel that is outstanding for our discussions. The use of specific vocabulary and figurative language from an author who lived through much of the plot personally...
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
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...