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Kristy's Great Idea Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel Discussion Group: Flexible

In this 5-week online course, we'll read and discuss Raina Telegemeire's graphic novel Kristy's Great Idea, based on the Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin #academic
Janelle Fila
892 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$8 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 5 weeks
No live meetings
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Class Experience

Week 1 Chapters 1-3
Week 2 Chapters 4-6
Week 3 Chapters 7-9
Week 4 Chapters 10-12
Week 5 Chapters 13-14
I have an MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults. I was a substitute teacher for three years before teaching full-time on Outschool. I also teach English Composition as an adjunct university professor. I was blessed to read Ann M. Martin's books when I was a young girl. They taught me a lot about friendship and entrepreneurship. I'm so happy to be able to pass on that knowledge and confidence to a new generation through these graphic novels!  
Students will read approximately three 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, an I Spy game, and a Kahoot! quiz to test their comprehension from the weekly chapters. 
Students will need a copy of the graphic novel Kristy's Great Idea 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.
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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 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
According to Parents need to know that, with its sincere explorations of the dynamics of friendships and changing family situations, the graphic novel version of The Baby-Sitters Club series stays true to Ann M. Martin’s original and is a great read. The first four books are illustrated by Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters), and after that other illustrators take over. Each book focuses on one girl, telling the story from her perspective and delving into the details of her life. Covering heavy topics such as divorce and the death of a parent along with more everyday moments when a girl feels like she doesn’t fit in, this series captures the spirit of being a tween with heart and humor, with strong friendships at the center of it all. The illustrations are vibrant and colorful, and as graphic novels, they're a quick read with real depth.


Janelle FilaLet's have some fun together!
892 total reviews
769 completed classes

About Me

I currently teach English Composition at the collegiate level. 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... 
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