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For the Love of Books: Weekly Book Club

English

Poetry Book Club - 13 Weeks & 13 Novels in Verse

Upper elementary and middle grade students are invited to join a book club that examines the novel in verse. Students will read one book a week for thirteen weeks. Join one class, or join all thirteen!
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55 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
10-14
year olds
3-12
learners per class
per learner

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Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will develop mastery of structure, tone, and poetic features.
Students will explore their growing writing skills by writing their own poetry inspired from the novels in verse they read. 
I'm a credentialed educator with a bachelors in literature, a masters in literature, and a second masters in Information Resource and Library Science. I've taught in literature, reading, writing, and critical thinking in public education for eight years, and then internationally in private schools for eighteen years. The last four years I've been working as a librarian with an emphasis on research skills and evaluation of resources. 
Weeks 1-13: Students will read one novel in verse a week, spending  between 3-5 hours per week for each novel in verse. 
For the first meeting, students must already have completed the novel in verse in order to successfully participate in the book conversation.

Students are invited to create their own poetry, but it is not an obligation. 
Planet Middle School by Nikki Grimes Love That Dog by Sharon Creech Forest World by Magarita Engle Crossover by Kwame Alexander The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai Moo by Sharon Creech Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson The Moon Within by Aida Salazar The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan Hidden by Helen Frost Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 4+ hours per week outside of class.
It is up to the parent to monitor a child's reading. These are middle grade novels, but coming of age works tend to discuss growing affection amongst boys and girls, or the ways in which one's body changes. If these topics don't align with your values, it is the responsibility of the parent to vet the works before hand. 
Each novel in verse is listed, so students must come to each class with the work already read. If students prefer print copy or digital copy, both are suitable for these weekly seminars. 

Teacher

Stephanie C. Credentialed Educator, Masters in Lit
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Lives in the United States
Literature Will Open Your World
7 completed classes

About Me

I have taught in public and private high schools for 26 years, the last three of which I served as the k-12 librarian. I'm a credentialed educator with a Bachelor's in literature, a master's in Literature, and a second masters in Information... 
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