English

"Pony" by R.J. Palacio: A Literature Circle Based Book Discussion

Students will read the book "Pony" by multiple award-winning author R.J. Palacio and will hold a weekly student-led discussion, rotating prepared roles and presenting to the group.
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Class

60 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 7 weeks

11-16

year olds

4-7

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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Wed Oct 19

Oct 19 - Nov 30 (7 weeks)
Wednesdays
4pm - 5pm
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Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
This specific course is geared toward higher level thinking.  Each literature circle role is directly connected to the 11 elements of critical thinking: big ideas, rules, trends, patterns, language of the discipline, ethics, relationships over time, details, unanswered questions, across disciplines and multiple perspectives.  

Week 1:  Introductions to one another, the book/author and to Literature Circles and expectations.  

Week 2:  Read Chapter 1, pages 1-21 (21 pages) and complete you job assignment in preparation for class discussion.  

Week 2:  Read Chapters 2 and 3, pages 25-77  (52 pages) and complete you job assignment in preparation for class discussion. 

Week 4:  Read Chapters 4 and 5, pages 81 - 131 (50 pages) and complete you job assignment in preparation for class discussion. 

Week 5:  Read Chapters 6 and 7, pages 135 to 167 (32 pages) and complete you job assignment in preparation for class discussion. 

Week 6:   Read Chapters 8 and 9, pages 171 to 221 (50 pages) and complete you job assignment in preparation for class discussion. 

Week 7:  Read Chapters 10 and 11, pages 225 to 272 (47 pages) and complete you job assignment in preparation for class discussion. 

The student will read approximately 45 pages per week and complete his/her "job" in order to be ready to present to the group each week. 
A copy of the book for the duration of the course.
https://www.amazon.com/Pony-R-J-Palacio/dp/0553508113/ref=sr_1_1?crid=I4ZSMJ4UB50O&keywords=pony+rj+palacio&qid=1641493224&sprefix=pony+rj%2Caps%2C94&sr=8-1

Documents provided by the teacher, to be printed off by the student in preparation for class each week.  
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Informal/observational assessment and feedback are available upon request.  
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

Teacher

Mrs. Russell, M.S. Ed.
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Former public general education teacher and gifted education specialist
349 total reviews
149 completed classes

About Me

Hello and Welcome!

About me:
My name is Carie Beth Russell.  I am the mother of two teenagers, an elderly cat and a 3 year old dog.  I live in the Midwest region of the United States with my family.  

I am a former public elementary school... 
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