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Summer Book Club for 4th & 5th Graders

Bilingual Bridges
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This reading club is all about making reading fun and enjoyable for everyone, even if you're not a big fan of reading, we promise to change your mind with our exciting activities and discussions on different book genres.

Class Experience

US Grade 4 - 5
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
Aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
5 lessons//5 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
📗 Class 1: "Tessa's Family Day" by Racheal Rice
-Introduction to the club and overview of the course. -Reading the fiction story "Tessa's Family Day" (the book will be displayed by the teacher). -Discussion on the elements of the story, such as characters, setting, and plot. -Introduce and practice the reading strategy "Retell to understand text"
 Week 2
Lesson 2
📔 Week 2: "Life Cycles" by Sean McCollum
-Introduction to non-fiction books and their features. -Reading the informational book "Life Cycles". -Discussion on the main ideas, facts, and opinions presented in the text. -Exploring the reading comprehension skill "Compare and contrast".
 Week 3
Lesson 3
📕 Week 3: "The Cat and the Tunnel" by Rus Buyok
-Introduce and practice the reading strategy "Retell to understand text" -Introduction to the adventure genre and its characteristics. -Reading the adventure story "The Cat and the Tunnel". -Guided activity on identifying the problem and solution within the story, emphasizing critical thinking and comprehension skills. -Engaging in imaginative activities inspired by the adventure theme, such as creating treasure maps or writing a cliffhanger ending to the story.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
📘 Week 4: "Adventure in London" by Jessica Malordy
-Introduction to the concept of author's purpose in writing. -Reading another adventure book "Adventure in London". -Discussion on the different purposes authors may have for writing, such as to entertain, inform, or persuade. -Guided activity on identifying the author's purpose in the adventure story, highlighting key textual clues and evidence.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
📙 Week 5: Book Review Bonanza
-Reviewing and reflecting on the books read throughout the course. -Sharing favorite moments, characters, or lessons learned from the stories. -Conducting book reviews or creating book recommendation posters. -Celebrating with a mini-book party or storytelling session.
This class is taught in English.
**Alexandra Hetto**
Alexandra specializes in teaching reading and English as a Second Language and Spanish to students of all ages. With 5 years of teaching and 7 years of tutoring experience, she creates a student-centered learning environment where fun and engagement are paramount.
**Anna Rivera**
Anna is dedicated to teaching ESL and reading. Her approach focuses on ensuring students feel a sense of belonging, fostering a supportive learning environment.
**Courtney Gordon**
Courtney, with over 17 years of experience, excels in teaching ESL, reading and writing. She believes in making learning both rigorous and enjoyable, using innovative methods to engage students and foster a love for learning, especially in math and literacy.
**Kimberly Knapp**
Kimberly teaches reading, writing and ESL test preparation classes to K-12 setting. Her student-centered approach prioritizes interactive classes tailored to meet each student's needs and preferences.
**Paula Torres**
Paula specializes in teaching reading, Spanish, and ESL to elementary students, along with Spanish as a world language to middle schoolers. Her student-centered, interactive, and collaborative teaching approach aims to foster a love for learning in her students.
If supplies are needed prior to a class, the teacher will post in the classroom at least 24 hours in advance. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Joined December, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Non-US Teaching Certificate in Foreign Language
Bilingual Bridges is on a mission is to bring high-quality, language and academic instruction to the fingertips of language learners everywhere. Our doors were opened in 2017 by an Alaskan bilingual teacher, Kelly Minks, who was frustrated by the... 
Group Class


weekly or $75 for 5 classes
1x per week, 5 weeks
45 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 9-11
2-6 learners per class

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