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English

Holes: Finding Yourself in Your Own Story

In this four week course we will read the book “Holes” by Louis Sachar and discuss it’s themes of consequences, self discovery, and friendship.
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Class
55 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 4 weeks
10-14
year olds
6-9
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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Description

Class Experience

NCTE/IRA NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
1.
Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works.
 
2.
Students read a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres to build an understanding of the many dimensions (e.g., philosophical, ethical, aesthetic) of human experience.
 
3.
Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).
 
7.
Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and nonprint texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
 
9.
Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.
 
11.
Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.
 
12.
Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).
Students will be expected to read approximately 6 chapters prior to each session. Student will be assigned a literacy circle role prior to each session, which they will be expected to complete and bring with them to the session. Altogether, depending on reading speed and how quickly the student works, homework should take no more than one hour per session.
Holes by Louis Sachar Literacy Circle printable (will be emailed by teacher prior or the start of class)
The nature of a literacy circle class is collaborative, each session will have a participation expectation. If all units of the course are completed, each student will have all the components for a final book overview at the completion of the course. 
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Here is the common sense media review for the book Holes. Feel free to check it out, to be aware of any sensitive material for your student. 
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/holes
Holes by Louis Sachar
Scholastic.com

Teacher

Jamie HenryCertified Home Educator | licensed teacher
2 completed classes

About Me

Hi there! I am an educational independent contractor specializing in distance learning. Most days you will find me at my home just outside of Memphis, TN, managing my family of 6 in my role as “chaos coordinator”, or all around the world in my... 
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