I Survived…. Session One – Tuesday – Fall 2022 – 10 Weeks – Grades 2 – 5
Tuesday, August 30 2022 @ 1:00PM – Tuesday, December 6 2022 @ 2:30PM EDT
Grade/Level:2 – 5
Day of Week:Tuesday
Class Times:1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)
When disaster strikes, heroes are made!
Students will be reading three books from the I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis over the 10-week session. The I Survived… series is perfect for elementary grade readers–those who love fiction, adventure, suspense, and history. As an author, Lauren Tarshis writes fictional storytelling that hooks all readers from the start, by immersing readers into feeling like they are living through history’s most exciting and terrifying events.
Students will be reading three books over the 10-week session. For each novel, we will discuss different topics based on each of the historical events as well as choosing which parts of the book we see as factual and which parts we believe are exaggerated. My goal is to help ignite your learner to love reading, history, and science!
Together, we will share emotions and think through the events. This class will help students with reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Finally, we will also take the time to go over any difficult or uncommon words or phrases to find their meaning.
Participation is an absolute to make the most of this class. Students should “pre-read” the book we will be discussing during that lesson. While reading, they should put themselves in their character’s situation and think what life would be like for them if they lived back then.
During fall 2022, we will read:
I Survived: The Attacks of September 11, 2001
I Survived: Hurricane Katrina, 2005
I Survived: The California Wildfires, 2018
Students will receive approximately one to two hours of homework.
NOTE: Registration deadline is August 15, 2022.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
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