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.
Kiera Astrid
64 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 22 learners
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50 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 6 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

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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
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Class Experience

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. 


Kiera Astrid
Lives in the United States
I believe in the power of story to educate, connect, and heal.
64 total reviews
27 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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