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Read and Write a Book Report (for Art Lovers)

Julie Connor, EdD
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(330)
Learners (ages 8-12) will read aloud a story about an art school in class. They will learn note-taking strategies and use a book report organizer to write a book report.

Class experience

1.  Students will correctly identify the title and author of the chapter book, "Artists in Training."
2.  Students will identify the "genre" of the chapter book as "nonfiction."
3.  Students will locate the Table of Contents.
4.  Students will correctly pronounce these vocabulary words:  skill, commitment, permission, pottery, unique, easel, kiln, welding, torch, debut, recording studio, flamenco, mural, canvas, triumph, sculpture, graphic artist, designer
5.  Students will use a book report organizer to take notes and record information as they read the text.
6.  Students will describe the "main idea" and "details" of a text.
7.  Students will compare and contrast similiarities and differences between "facts" and "opinions."
8.  Students will use information from the book report organizer to write a book report.
I am an engaging, interactive teacher who encourages discussion, offers guided skill practice, provides oral reading support, and offers positive feedback as learners practice and master new skills.  I incorporate the creative arts into instructional experiences to teach new concepts.  

My doctoral degree is in education. My teaching certifications include elementary education (K-8) as well as secondary (grades 7-12) communication arts, English, speech and theater, and science education. I have more than 30 years of teaching experience in traditional and online classrooms.  

As an Outschool teacher, my other classes include:
Art and Write:  Unicorns & Adjectives (Ages 7-12)
Art and Write:  Origami Dogs & Adverbs (Ages 7-12)
Read and Write a Book Report (for Soccer Fans) (Ages 8-12)
Create an Awesome OUTLINE for a Speech, Presentation, or Report  (Ages 11-16)
Successful Teens: Create SMART Personal Goals  (Ages 13-18)
Teen Talk: How to Communicate and Resolve Conflict  (Ages 11-16)
Public Speaking for Teens - 10-Week Course (Ages 11-15)  
Public Speaking for Teens - 10-Week Course (Ages 15-18)  
Public Speaking - Private Tutoring with a TED Speaker  (All Ages)

As a TED speaker, seasoned teacher, school assembly presenter, and teen mental health consultant, I help youth and adults talk about tough topics like mental health awareness, bullying, and suicide prevention at school assemblies and conferences throughout the country.  

I empower youth with communication skills and goal-setting strategies. I am the author of an award-winning personal goal-setting book, Dreams to Action Trailblazer's Guide. Visit www.DrJulieConnor.com for more information.
 2 files available upon enrollment
* Paper and pencil, pen, or device for recording information * Print copies of the "Book Report Organizer" and "Book Report Form" for class
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
* Artists in Training by Deborah Akers (copyright Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, used with permission)
* Book Report Organizer (created by the teacher)
* Book Report Form (created by the teacher)
* Book report lesson PowerPoint (created by the teacher)
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(330)
My name is Dr. Julie Connor and I am a confidence builder.  I help children and teens discover the power of their own voice and courage to share it with others.

Students practice conversation and public speaking skills with an encouraging,... 
Group Class


for 2 classes
2x per week, 1 week
40 min

Completed by 11 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-12
2-9 learners per class

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