Page Turners! Summer Book Club: Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street

This class will provide students with a small, nurturing environment in which to explore some of the great works of literature.
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60 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 2 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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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.

My educational and professional background include specific experience and qualifications to teach the literature of underrepresented and marginalized groups.  I completed Women’s Studies minors in my undergraduate and graduate programs; I also earned a Master of Arts degree in Black Studies (now African American and African Studies) at The Ohio State University.  Throughout my teaching career, I have been at the forefront of introducing multicultural literature into curricula as well as defending its inclusion in response to community challenges.  I have also sought in my professional development work to identify and ameliorate unconscious biases within my classroom teaching.
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.
Constructive participation in discussions.
2 hours per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Parents should familiarize themselves with the specific content and themes of the work we're studying.  Depending on the piece of literature, students may encounter adult themes, foul language, and violence.  When these issues arise, they will be handled with sensitivity and candidness.

Parents are invited to consult https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/the-house-on-mango-street to evaluate the age-appropriateness of this work.
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.


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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