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Mrs. Kirbie's Cozy Corner Book Club: Classics

Ms. Kirbie Gibbens
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(41)
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!

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 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
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
 The Golden Fleece
 The Dream Keeper
 The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(41)
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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1x per week
45 min

Completed by 1 learner
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-13
1-10 learners per class

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