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WWII Historical Fiction: Comparing and Contrasting Character Perspectives
Students will read two great novels set during WWII, "Prisoner B-3087" by Alan Gratz and "Once" by Morris Gleitzman and participate in discussions that will compare different perspectives of the characters.
Meredith L. Nickson
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3x per week
over 4 weeks
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In this course, students will meet in 12 sessions across 4 weeks to discuss the importance of historical fiction and what they learn from the unique perspectives of two young Jewish boys struggling to survive in WWII. The books: "Once" by Morris Gleitzman is the first in a series about young Felix. Felix is a young Jewish boy living in an orphanage in 1942 and he has no idea that there is a war going on in the world outside the gates. All he knows is that his parents are in danger and he...
Acquired skills: > Students will build their reading stamina through assigned sections encouraging a pace that will keep events "fresh" in their minds for discussion. >Students will explore a time in our world history that continues to teach us valuable lessons - even 70+ years later. >Students will build the skill of active engagement when reading with a "Notice / Wonder / Think" strategy that encourages students to ask questions about the reading and persevere through finding the answers. >Students will work on social thinking skills with discussions among the group - how to handle disagreements, sharing your opinion while still valuing another's.
Independent reading will be expected in order to prepare for the discussion with the class.
1 file available upon enrollmentStudents will need a personal copy of both novels: "Prisoner B-3087" by Alan Gratz and "Once" by Morris Gleitzman. Post-It style notes are recommended and a pencil. Teacher will share any documents for notes or activities for class in advance through links on the Outschool classroom section.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Participation in discussions and demonstration of reading engagement through notes will be noted on a rubric and will be available to parents and students upon request.
1 hour 45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
We will be having discussions of themes relating to death and loss throughout the course. The Holocaust will be discussed and information shared relating to the statistics of lives lost therein.
Meredith L. NicksonBooks, coffee, and humor have combined to make the most amazing teacher EVER!
57 total reviews
42 completed classes
Hello there, and thanks for stopping by to check out my profile! As a veteran public school teacher, I had the chance to work with some outstanding students and I saw, first-hand, the importance and "payoff" of creating a reading lifestyle. For...