English

Page Turners! Summer Book Club: Lois Lowry's The Giver

This class will provide students with a small, nurturing environment in which to explore some of the great works of literature.
Glen Martin
14 total reviews for this teacher
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85 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 3 weeks

12-16

year olds

1-4

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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Class Experience

The purpose of this course is threefold:
To provide students with a small, nurturing environment in which to explore some of the great works of literature;
To help students navigate assigned summer/supplemental reading assignments with minimal reliance on “shortcut” resources; and
To expand students’ working vocabularies, comfort with sometimes-intimidating works of literature, and general facility with literary analysis and reading comprehension.
I have nearly 20 years of experience as a high school Language Arts teacher; I have taught students of all high school ages as well as all learning styles and needs.  I also have more than 10 years of experience as a one-to-one tutor focusing on writing, test prep (ACT, SAT, PSAT, etc.), and reading comprehension.  I've taught on the college level as well.
Students will complete assigned reading in preparation for each class meeting.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 25 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The protagonist experiences feelings of desire that are discussed only in general terms.  There are frank descriptions of violence that some students may find troubling.  Parents are encouraged to visit https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/the-giver-book-1 for more information.
Most of the literature with which we’ll be working is available (in whole or in part) online.  However, it is highly recommended that students have a physical copy of the novel to allow for annotation.

Teacher

Glen MartinEnglish teacher seeks engaged, enthusiastic students!
14 total reviews
20 completed classes

About Me

I teach English and Language Arts classes. I have nearly 20 years of experience as a high school English teacher, and nearly 10 years of experience as a test prep and study skills tutor. I believe that every child can learn. In my spare time, I am... 
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