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Summer Reading Club: Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy

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Kalyn Utley
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(41)
In this three-week book study, students will enjoy discussion of the novel, "Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy" by Gary D. Schmidt. Students will practice their reading and discussion skills as well as expand their vocabulary.

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 9
Intermediate Level
As a licensed teacher with a wealth of experience spanning back to 2016, I have had the privilege of teaching both English and Social Studies courses. My background as a historian and writer lends a unique depth to my instructional approach. Throughout my career, I have developed specialized training in teaching literacy and navigating sensitive yet crucial topics, drawing upon the rich tapestry of history and the expressive tools of language arts. With a commitment to fostering critical thinking and empathy in my students, I strive to create inclusive learning environments where students engage meaningfully with complex subject matter. My expertise lies in seamlessly integrating historical context with language arts instruction, empowering students to explore challenging themes with confidence and understanding. Through dynamic and thought-provoking lessons, I aim to inspire a lifelong passion for learning and cultivate a deeper appreciation for the interconnectedness of literature and history.
Homework Offered
Reading outside of class.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Book: Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt. Parents will need to procure a copy by purchasing it or borrowing it from a library before class begins. A digital copy can also be found at: https://archive.org/details/lizziebrightbuck0000schm/page/2/mode/2up 
The novel explores themes such as friendship, racism, and social justice in a historical context. It confronts challenging topics, including discrimination and prejudice, which may prompt discussions about morality and ethics.

Some scenes depict instances of injustice and discrimination, which may be emotionally impactful for sensitive readers. 

"Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy" is set in early 20th-century Maine, against the backdrop of racial tensions and societal divisions.

The novel presents an opportunity to discuss important topics such as empathy, standing up against injustice, and the impact of one's actions on others.
Book: Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt. Parents will need to procure a copy by purchasing it or borrowing it from a library before class begins. A digital copy can also be found at: https://archive.org/details/lizziebrightbuck0000schm/page/2/mode/2up 
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(41)
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Hello! My name is Mrs. Utley, and I cannot wait to teach you! 

I have been a classroom teacher for six years. When I'm not teaching, I work as a novelist. I have experience teaching US History, World History, Sociology, Film, Drama, Creative... 
Group Class

$150

for 6 classes
2x per week, 3 weeks
45 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 11-14
2-8 learners per class

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