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English

Mrs. Kirbie's Cozy Corner Book Club: Classics

In this on-going class, students will indulge in the best of the best classic books for kids and discuss them with peers. Bring your favorite drink and join the club!
Ms. Kirbie Gibbens
21 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
10-13
year olds
1-10
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will improve their reading comprehension skills, discover new reading strategies and techniques, and broaden their reading pallet. In this class student will be able to create questions, form an opinion with evidence to support, and practice comprehension and text feature skills. 
I have teaching experience in a middle school reading position where I would hold novel studies on different books. I know the importance of keeping opinions on high risk topics out of the conversation. These sensitive and high-risk topics should be explained with facts and no bias. Students should be informed of the topics when they are brought up in class but the conversation should never lead to  conversations of opinions between students during class. 
Students will need to read the book prior to coming to class, have a rating and review of the book, their favorite quote from the book, and any questions they may have. All of this could simply be put on a sticky note to use when discussing in class. 
Students will need access to the books listed below. This list is also posted in the Source section and the Description These are the books used for the first 10 weeks of class Week 1- The Westing Game Week 2- The Secret Garden Week 3- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Week 4- Black Beauty Week 5- The Magician's Nephew Week 6- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Week 7- Hatchet Week 8- The Golden Fleece Week 9- The Dream Keeper Week 10- The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Learners will be assessed through classroom observation. 
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
There will be times where characters in these books will run into racism, prejudice, and mild violence. When handling these situations, I explain the situation, why characters are portraying these negative thoughts or actions, note that these are not desired behaviors for people, and explain why the author has used them in the book. I do not go any farther in my opinions or allow others to voice their opinion or thoughts about the situation. I do this to have control of the conversation since these are such sensitive topics. 
These are the books used for the first 10 meetings of class 
 The Westing Game
 The Secret Garden
 Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
 Black Beauty
 The Magician's Nephew
 The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Hatchet
 The Golden Fleece
 The Dream Keeper
 The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

Teacher

Ms. Kirbie Gibbens
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Social Studies, Writing, and Reading Teacher
21 total reviews
88 completed classes

About Me

Hey! I'm Mrs. Kirbie! I am so excited to share my love for reading and history. I am currently a high school social studies teacher but have also taught middle school. I am an experienced English, Reading, and Social Studies teacher for both... 
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