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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Book Discussion: Flexible Schedule

In this 9-week course, students will read and discuss Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling.
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New class
Class

No live meetings

Over 9 weeks

12-17

year olds

1-6

learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun Jun 5

Jun 5 - Aug 6 (9 weeks)
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Description

Class Experience

Week 1 Chapters 1-4
Week 2 Chapters 5-8
Week 3 Chapters 9-12
Week 4 Chapters 13-16
Week 5 Chapters 17-20
Week 6 Chapters 21-24
Week 7 Chapters 25-28
Week 8 Chapters 29-32
Week 9 Chapters 33-36, Epilogue
I have an MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults. During grad school, my 30 page critical essay cited numerous quotes from the Harry Potter series. I felt so fortunate to get to read Harry Potter as part of my education! I want to share that love and passion for Harry Potter to all readers. It is such an immersive world and so much fun to escape to. There is so much to be learned from this series, especially for students who love reading about creative worlds or who have any interest in creative writing. This book particularly leads to good discussion about anger management and Harry's rather poor decision making skills that endanger (and even cause the death of) his closest friends and allies (again). 
Students will read four chapters a week on their own time. Each Sunday, students will have access to the new video and a corresponding one page worksheet with discussion questions and places for fill-in-the blank answers. Each week, I assign a short writing assignment focused around that week's discussion questions and ask the students to share their responses in the classroom. There are also daily activities each day like vocabulary words and an I Spy challenge to test their comprehension from the weekly chapters. 
The students will need a copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to read on their own. It can be borrowed from the library or even listened to as an audio book. The students will not need a physical copy of the story in class, although they may find it helpful to have while filling out their worksheets or working on their writing assignment.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The more questions, comments, and posts that students share in the classroom, the more I can understand their knowledge and comprehension of the topics we are discussing.
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
According to commonsensemedia.org: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a grim, violent fantasy book. Characters show wonderful qualities such as bravery, loyalty, perseverance, and sacrifice, but deaths still occur in nearly every chapter -- major as well as minor characters. We know younger kids will want to (and probably will) read this wonderful end to the Potter series, but because of the heavy themes, we've rated it for age 12 and up. (Students rated it 10+ and parents 11+). 

Teacher

Janelle FilaLet's have some fun together!
870 total reviews
668 completed classes

About Me

I have a Master's degree in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults, so I teach reading and writing classes. I worked as a substitute teacher for 3 years, in all age ranges and subject levels. 
This experience taught me that most kids enjoy... 
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