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Novel Reading and Discussion - Piecing Me Together, by Renee Watson

In this 8-week online course, students will read the novel, Piecing Me Together, by Renee Watson, and will discuss important topics related to diversity, inclusion, privilege and coming of age in America.
Mark Snyder Jr MEd, EdS
77 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 10 learners
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 8 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Nov 23

Nov 23, 2022 - Jan 11, 2023 (8 weeks)
3pm - 4pm

Tue Jan 10, 2023

Jan 10, 2023 - Feb 28, 2023 (8 weeks)
7:30pm - 8:30pm
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Class Experience

Students will practice literary analysis, learn literary terms, learn close-reading skills and develop a voice for critical literary discussion. Students will also learn about diversity and issues that surround race, socio-economics and labels.
I have been a public school teacher for several years and many students struggle with their own personal identities. I have witnessed that all students can develop a great deal of empathy by understanding their place in society and how all of us are connected. As a middle and high school English teacher, I have found that most students have insecurities and struggles with their identity. Reading about struggles similar to their own help students become aware of these shared struggles through classroom discussions. My years as a teacher have often been in schools with diverse groups of students from all walks of life and these types of stories, I have found, help students see that they aren't alone in these feelings.
Students will be given reading assignments each week to complete prior to each class meeting.
Possible writing instrument and notebook for note-taking during class.
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Assessment will be immediate teacher feedback during each course session as well as responses to discussion questions provided by the teacher. 
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Students will be reading about, and discussing, sensitive topics that are currently at the forefront of the national conversation regarding racial inequalities and social justice. The story is told from the perspective of a young black girl and her attempts to understand her identity and her place in society as a member of the various groups she has been assigned to by society. This is a story of a young person attempting to break free from those labels while also trying to understand them.
Students will need to acquire the eBook version of the novel, Piecing Me Together, by Renee Watson. You can find the book on or Amazon.é-Watson-ebook/dp/B01NGUHJSI/


Mark Snyder Jr MEd, EdS
Lives in Canada
English Composition, Creative Writing and Literature Teacher
77 total reviews
103 completed classes

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