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Mystery on the Island (Book 3)

This is a four-session class that will include reading a chapter book and practicing reading comprehension skills.
Elizabeth Davis
85 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
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year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$10 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 4 weeks
55 minutes per class

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Class Experience

The students will practice:
Reading with expression (if they choose) 
Comprehending story events
Discussing the story (plot, prediction, etc.)
Connecting the events that show how the mystery was solved
Making inferences based on the story knowledge
I have tutored reading and reading comprehension as an English as a Second Language teacher for three years. I have also tutored elementary reading for a year. I have a master’s in geography and more than ten years of experience teaching children. 
The students will be responsible for completing a portion of the book for homework. Each week, we will be responsible to read 40-70 pages. Whatever, we do not complete in class will be left for the student to complete for homework. For example, if we read 20 pages in class, the student will need to complete the remaining section of the book at home before the next class. I will remind the class of the assigned pages to complete at the end of each class. 

Homework/Reading Schedule:
Before the beginning of class 2 (05/18)
Read up to chapter 8 

Before the beginning of class 3 (05/25)
Read up to chapter 16

Before the beginning of the last class (06/03)
Read the rest of the book and review for the quiz game
The learner will need to buy or have access to "Ghosts of Belle Isle" by Steven K Smith
There is no formal assessment, but we will practice reading comprehension skills throughout the class. The final quiz game will also test the learner's knowledge of the book. 
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This is a fictional story, but the author does a great job of adding bits of Virginia history into the book to help educate the reader. It is part of a series of books that all include mysteries uncovered by two young boys and their friends. This particular mystery takes place on an island in a cemetery and may include things about ghosts and Civil War history. Overall, they are all fun books with lots of action and adventure. It has moments of great climax, but I do not consider it too scary. In my class, I always ask what the learners think of the story and keep an eye on their well-being during class. I also endeavor to address any bad behavior portrayed in the book and discuss alternative and positive reactions. I always suggest that parents take a look at the book and ensure that their child would enjoy it before reading the book in class.
"Ghosts of Belle Isle" by Steven K Smith. The author has graciously given us permission to read his book in class.
Read with permission from Steven K Smith


Elizabeth Davis
Lives in the United States
85 total reviews
105 completed classes

About Me

My name is Teacher Liz and I love teaching! I especially love teaching about and with maps! Did you know that you can map almost anything? As long as there is a location, any item or idea can be mapped. Maps are used in many different areas of... 
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