Log In

Summer Book Club- "Wish"

In this 1x a week for 3 weeks club, read one of my favorite summer books- Wish! Students read chapters on their own, then meet to discuss and complete fun learning/enrichment activities! Let books take you to new places!
Kristen Higdon - BA Elementary Ed
141 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 6 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
year old learners
learners per class


Charged upfront
$15 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 3 weeks
55 minutes per class
Calendar icon

There are no open spots for this class.

You can request another time or scroll down to find more classes like this.


Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will read chapters in the book and be able to discuss aspects of the book such as character traits, cause and effect,  theme,  prediction, connections,  etc...  Students will answer questions about the book and give text evidence to support their answers.  Students will politely listen to other group members opinions and respond in a respectful manner. Your child will learn that reading is FUN!
I have been a 3rd-5th grade Reading teacher for 16 years and always used book studies as a way to spark interest in reading, promote critical thinking, and practice important reading standards.  I  have taught this book several times and am very familiar with the story and the ELA standards which I review using this book.
Students will read the assigned chapters before class.  There will be a pdf packet available in the classroom that has notes to help guide thinking and questions for discussion in class.  There will be a fun drawing activity included as well.
Students will need to buy or borrow a copy of "Wish" by Barbara O'Connor. There will be a pdf file in the classroom to download before each class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This book is truly a wonderful story about an 11 year old girl dealing with being uprooted from her life in Raleigh and placed in foster care with her aunt and uncle near Asheville.  She is quite angry and desperate for love.  Her mother neglected her and her father is in prison.  You don't hear much about the parents as the book focuses on Charlie and her feelings. There are no "mature" situations in this book, but wanted to make parents aware if your child is sensitive to situations dealing with fractured families.  If you have any questions, please reach out and I will gladly answer. 
Presentation, pdf Student Packets, and Discussion questions created by Kristen Higdon.


Kristen Higdon - BA Elementary Ed
Lives in the United States
20 year Veteran Reading teacher specializing in adding the "spark" that makes learning FUN!
141 total reviews
159 completed classes

About Me

Hi!  I'm Kristen Higdon.  I have been a 1st-5th grade teacher for 19 years, although I will admit, 4th grade Reading is my forte and has a special place in my heart!  I have a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Mars Hill University and... 
SafetyPrivacyCA PrivacyLearner PrivacyTerms
Outschool International
Get The App
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
© 2023 Outschool