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Turning Pages Book Club: Dark Materials Bk1 Golden Compass

In this four-week class, we will read the book & spend time discussing literary devices, plots, world-building, and appreciation of all things Philip Pullman while reading Golden Compass.
Rose Mueller
265 total reviews for this teacher
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Class
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
11-16
year olds
3-10
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Sun Sep 11

Sep 11 - Oct 2 (4 weeks)
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Oct 9 - Oct 30 (4 weeks)
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Sun Nov 6

Nov 6 - Nov 27 (4 weeks)
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Sun Jan 8, 2023

Jan 8, 2023 - Jan 29, 2023 (4 weeks)
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Feb 5, 2023 - Feb 26, 2023 (4 weeks)
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Sun Apr 16, 2023

Apr 16, 2023 - May 7, 2023 (4 weeks)
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Description

Class Experience

- Use of spoken and written language through activities for writing and speaking that emphasize persuasive, reflective, informative, and narrative communication
- Provides the student with an organizer for interpreting text (Character Analysis) and guided questions to support understanding and critical analysis
- Encourages discussion within and beyond the classroom about the specified text and invites similar exploration of the related novels
Each week, students will be assigned additional reading of the assigned book, asked to journal about the segment read, asked to complete handouts associated with the material, and come to class ready to discuss the material.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Teacher will provide handouts, selected recommended websites for activities and optional crafts associated with assigned reading. At the end of each session, I will supply the handouts and sites needed for the coming week. Parents are responsible for providing a copy of the book (Golden Compass) and printing expected handouts to be used in class. Class image used with permission from www.freepik.com (https://www.freepik.com/photos/hold'>Hold photo created by wirestock - www.freepik.com)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parents need to expect that this action-packed fantasy trilogy may feel threatening to younger children. Animals and kids are in constant peril, and younger readers may be upset by the threatened separation between the animals (daemons) and their humans. Like many novels featuring young adults, the actual adults in this novel often times are trying to hurt the young heroes. 

There are some who find conflict with the role of religion in the novels. While the author does not specify what the religion in this fictional world specifically is, he does describe the main society of this fictional world as being based on that religion and corrupt government practices. While the course does discuss corrupt governments within the novel, no discussion concerning real-world religion will be covered in this course.

Parental guidance on each online tool:
- Youtube: This course uses Youtube in both live classes and via the Outschool Classroom platform. Outschool embeds the link on its platform so that learners remain on the Outschool platform and don’t access the YouTube website. 

- Author Site: This course uses the Philip Pullman author site for various activities both in live classes and via the Outschool Classroom platform. This site does not require logging in to participate in the activities.

Teacher

Rose Mueller
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Let's just add a little glitter
265 total reviews
317 completed classes

About Me

I believe that teaching can be useful but only if it is also fun- boring classes are not allowed and there is nothing worse than being bored (this is why I heavily encourage interaction in e-learning)! 

Expect to enjoy classes about Harry Potter,... 
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