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Summer Camp: Book Club + Fan Fiction for Keeper of the Lost Cities (Book 1)

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Kim Purcell MFA
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(137)
In this fun five week class, students will read and discuss the first book in the popular Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger and write fan fiction!

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
Intermediate Level
This class is taught in English.
The students will read a book in a week or they'll read it before the camp, which will improve their reading speed, vocabulary, and comprehension. They'll also talk and write about a book they love, which is fun, and improves their writing. 
I have over twenty years of experience teaching English, Language Arts, ESL, and creative writing. I currently run two successful afterschool writing programs in Los Angeles. I have a Masters in Fine Arts in Writing for Young Adults and Children, which is all about writing and analyzing children's books. I'm so excited to teach this book club from a writer's perspective. 
Homework Offered
They will be reading and writing every day! These books are very thick, so they should start the book before camp or be able to finish 100 pages a day. This camp is meant to be a challenge. Some kids will have read the book and just want to discuss it and write about it. Other kids will be reading 100 pages a day. It just depends on your child. Before the camp, everyone should have read the first 100 pages.
4+ hours per week outside of class
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Grades Offered
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger - the appropriate book for the week of the camp
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger is recommended for ages 8-12. It's an exciting, page-turning book that makes kids want to read. 
The following is from Common Sense Media, which evaluates kids books for parents to show how appropriate they are. 

Keeper of the Lost Cities has very good reviews...
Parents need to know that Shannon Messenger's novel, Keeper of the Lost Cities, is imaginative, well-crafted, and engaging, with a strong girl protagonist and plenty of interesting supporting characters. From the beginning, 12-year-old Sophie is in danger from forces threatened by her existence, and only gradually becomes aware of them in scary incidents, including multiple kidnapping attempts. In addition, she's traumatized by being torn from the human family that raised her and transported to the elf world to start a completely different life, and this is portrayed so effectively that it may be too emotionally intense for some young readers. With those caveats, the book has much to offer in the way of imaginative issues and plot twists, not to mention credible, appealing role models showing loyalty, friendship, and courage.
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger - Book 1 
Popular
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(137)
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I love helping my students improve their writing and seeing their confidence grow. 

My classes are fun and inclusive. I have over twenty years of experience teaching in a multi-sensory and interactive way: English, literature, fiction,... 
Group Class

$15

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

Completed by 8 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-11
4-8 learners per class

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