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Life Issues Book Club: Still Life With Tornado

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Megan DiGregorio
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(19)
We use student-centered strategies to learn about our own lives through studying together the contemporary novel "Still Life With Tornado" by A.S. King

Class experience

Students will develop and expand skills in collaboration, critical thinking, public speaking, and academic engagement. Students will write to learn, and we will practice locating specific evidence to back up our claims about the text. Formal writing and text citation is not covered in the course. The emphasis is on thinking, sharing that thinking, and connecting perspectives through exploring the text together. 

This is a book club, not a literature course, so while academic concepts and elements of literature will be used to guide discussion, no formal instruction or assessment will take place.
As a middle school teacher, I strived for a student-centered classroom focused on the whole child and using literature to connect with and nurture understanding of other people and the world around us. Research has shown that reading, particularly fiction, helps develop necessary empathy and social awareness in people of all ages.
Handouts and schedules will be provided by the teacher. 
Learners will also need...
*A copy of the novel "Still Life with Tornado" by A.S. King
*A notebook or folder to keep track of writings and notes for class
*Post-its for marking the book (optional)
Like many contemporary YA (Young Adult) novels, this book does not shy away from serious issues. The narrator experiences recovered memories of witnessing domestic violence. Mature language can be found throughout. I do not recommend the book for students younger than 13.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(19)
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Greetings! I am so pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of your child's learning journey.

I have been a classroom teacher (middle school Language Arts) for 10 years. I love to teach reading, writing, and grammar--I can't resist digging in... 
Group Class

$45

for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
45 min

Completed by 4 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-16
3-6 learners per class

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