Summer Reading Camp: Finding Inspiration from Successful People (Ages 14-18)
In this 2 hour camp, we will learn how to overcome failure and discouragement to reach our goals by reading about inspiring people!
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In this two hour camp we will discuss how to learn from failure and stay inspired to reach our goals. We will read and discuss the brief biographies of Albert Einstein, Amy Tan (author of The Joy Luck Club), and Michael Jordan, drawing from their experiences to help us create a concrete plan. I am an empathetic, encouraging teacher and love to help students find inspiration from reading. The camp will follow this schedule: 10 min.~Introductions, share goals, review camp schedule, class...
Students will: ~Improve reading comprehension skills by answering questions about the texts --Clearly identify their goal/s --Identify what roadblocks get in the way of reaching their goal/s --Identify the common roadblocks faced by three people who reached their goals and the actions/attitudes that helped them (Albert Einstein, Amy Tan, and Michael Jordan) --Create a plan to overcome specific roadblocks using ideas from the three inspiring people we study
I have an M.A. in English and have been teaching for over 23 years. I have helped students use biographies to find inspiration and create a plan to learn from failure and to find inspiration to reach their goals.
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2 hours per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will read and discuss brief biographies about Albert Einstein, Amy Tan, and Michael Jordan. I will provide the biographies used in class.
Amy Snook M.A. English
Amy Snook, B.S. Ed., M.A. in English-Reading, Writing, ELA
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
99 total reviews
121 completed classes
Hello Learners! My name is Amy Snook, and I have been teaching for twenty-one years. I love helping students reach their learning goals by making classes fun and engaging. Whether I am teaching high school students how to analyze and make...