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Reading Camp: Comprehension Review (A Short Story With a Surprise Ending)

In this 4 day camp (60 min. per class), we will read a short story with a surprise ending and practice reading comprehension and other language arts skills.
Amy Snook M.A. English
108 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 4 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
60 minutes
per class
4x per week
over 1 week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course 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

Students will be able to:
~identify and analyze elements of suspense
~identify and explain author's word choice in development of suspense
~identity the seven plot elements
~identify and discuss the various elements of character development
~identify tone and mood 
~identify various literary devices and elements and analyze their impact on the plot and character development
~write brief summaries of specific passages of the text
~compare and contrast short stories
Students will read the short story for homework, though we will read passages aloud in class. They will also have a short writing assignment for each class. Students will complete a final project to be shared during the last class. This will be a "one-pager" and will be explained during the first class.
~highlighter/pencil for annotating (or familiarity with digital annotation tools if using digital copy of text) ~paper for taking notes (or digital method of note-taking) ~misc. items as needed based on student's choice for final project (poster board, markers, other art supplies)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
I respect the opinions each student/family has about the pros/cons of grading. Families may choose to have no grade given for the class/course or to have a grade given based on the following:
~attendance 10%
~participation (discussions and completion of homework and class work in order to be an active participant in each class meeting) 60%
~final project 30%
4 hours per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Hunting, weapons, death
Students will need a hard copy, or digital version of "The Million Pound Bank Note" by Mark Twain. These story is readily available on the internet in a free PDF version. The student must be able to annotate the text, either using a printed hard copy or digitally annotate a digital version.


Amy Snook M.A. English
Lives in the United States
Amy Snook, B.S. Ed., M.A. in English-Reading, Writing, ELA
108 total reviews
126 completed classes

About Me

Hello Learners! My name is Amy Snook, and I have been teaching for twenty-one years. I love helping students reach their learning goals by making classes fun and engaging. Whether I am teaching high school students how to analyze and make... 
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