Story Geek Book Club: Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper, English Language Arts ELA
In this 6 week book club students read about a brilliant 11 year old girl who can't speak or walk. An amazing hero! Story Geek Book Clubs are great for kids looking for more connection and compliment any English Language Curriculum.
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Once per week
over 6 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
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What will be taught: Over the course of 6 weeks, students read and discuss the middle grade, New York Times bestseller novel Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. Students learn how to discuss novels using story elements such as plot, setting, character development, and are introduced to a new literary terms each week. Through engaging discussion questions and option, weekly creative writing/thinking prompts students explore themes in Out of My Mind that include: Disability, identity,...
This class is taught in English.
Students discuss the novel using story elements (plot, setting, character development, and language). Students learn literary terms: plot, setting, theme, point of view, character development, tone/mood, climax, and resolution. I provide students optional, weekly creative writing assignments as well as multiple online resources and activity suggestions.
Book: Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The main hero of Out of Mind is Melody, an African-American 11 year-old girl with severe cerebral palsy. Although she can't speak or move, she's brilliant. The story includes some bullying via exclusion and ignorant assumptions about people living with a disability.
I believe in the power of story to educate, connect, and heal.
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
64 total reviews
27 completed classes
Stories are magical teachers! Through stories we learn about ourselves, each other, and our world. We're introduced to differences and reminded of our similarities. Stories open our minds igniting compassion and perspective. Stories comfort us...