Middle School Book to Movie Club: Ages 12 - 14
Kiera Astrid, M.L.I.S, M.F.A
Learners discuss one novel for the first three weeks of the month, then compare it to the movie in the 4th week. February: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro March: Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
US Grade 5 - 8
For over a year now, we've been reading and discussing one thought-provoking novel during the first three weeks of the month, then comparing the book to its movie version in the fourth week. We have fun! Each class includes time for discussion, a brief English Language Arts lesson that hits a middle school milestone, and an activity or game related to the story or lesson. We often stay after class just to chat or continue with our game or activity. Book titles for Sept 2023 - May 2024 are...
As an educator, I bring 15+ years of experience working with stories and storytellers as an editor, writer, educator, and librarian. I have a bachelor of arts in English & Writing and graduate degrees in Creative Writing (MFA) and Library & Information Science (MLIS) from the University of British Columbia in Canada. I worked as a substitute teacher for 3 years while finishing my MLIS degree and homeschooled my son from first to sixth grade minus one year (5th grade) while we lived in a new state. Today, he thrives academically and socially in a more traditional school setting. In addition to Outschool, I teach as an adjunct professor for a university and freelance as an editor and content writer. I've authored three children's nonfiction history books for an established series (FlashPoints). Other publications include arts journalism (such as artist interviews, profiles, and theater and book reviews), humor, personal essay, architectural criticism, short memoir, handbooks/guides, and a handful of short stories.
Homework OfferedReading expectation about 70 - 100 pages per week
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
All book selections are deemed appropriate by Common Sense Media for ages 13+. Books may or may not include more mature subject matter and scenarios, such as serious illness (The Fault in our Stars by John Green), sexual attraction, alcohol use, violence (The Hunger Games), graphic language (Persepolis), and explicit racism (Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry).
Meet the teacher
I believe in the power of Story. Stories are magical teachers. They open our minds and hearts. They remind us of our similarities and introduce us to our differences. They comfort us when our abilities or identities have been misunderstood. They...
1x per week
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Completed by 14 learners
Live video meetings
2-10 learners per class