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Girl Power!!!! - A Summer Book Club for Girls, About Girls
Phyllis Bixler - Just Help Me Learn, LLC
In this ongoing book club students will discuss books with a strong female protagonists, featuring a new book every week.
US Grade 8 - 11
Books provide a glimpse into the life and experiences of people, and books about the lives and experiences of women offer this in a unique way. The class is a discussion based class, so arrive prepared to TALK on camera (if possible) about your thoughts, opinions, and impressions from the reading for the week. Supplemental resources such as vocabulary, handouts, graphic organizers, games, videos, music, and audio clips may be used during class to expand the lesson and broaden the...
Students will: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone). Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figur
I have been an English teacher at the middle, high school and college level for nearly 20 years and have experience teaching literature that covers sensitive topics.
Homework OfferedStudents will need to have completed the entire book PRIOR to class.
4+ hours per week outside of class
Students will need their own copy of the book (or one from the library) to read before the class meets and use for discussion. For US students with a processing or other reading challenges, I encourage you to use the following link to submit an application with the National Library Service and Library of Congress to acquire free resources which may be helpful for this class: https://www.loc.gov/nls/about/eligibility-for-nls-services/talking-books-reading-disabilities/ Another free and valuable resource for students who learn differently is: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/promo/adwords/audiobooks-learning-disabilities
This class is intended for teens, thus the content of the books may contain elements including eating disorders, sexual assault, slavery, persecution, genocide, rape, murder, suicide, and more that may be disturbing for some learners. Please review the literature in advance if you have a sensitive learner. All sensitive topics will be discussed in the context of the book and include a conversation about giving victims names and faces, hearing their stories.
Just Help Me Learn empower and educates learners from around the globe with a focus on English literature, writing and grammar, study skills and history. However the variety of classes will grow as our organization evolves, with the intention to...
1x per week
Completed by 9 learners
Live video meetings
3-8 learners per class