I Survived…. Session Three – Tuesday – Spring 2023 – 10 Weeks – Grades 2 – 5
Tuesday, April 18 2023 @ 1:00PM – Tuesday, June 20 2023 @ 2:30PM EDT
Grade/Level:2 – 5
Day of Week:Tuesday
Class Times:1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)
- Tuesday, April 18 2023 @ 1:00PM EDT
- Tuesday, June 20 2023 @ 2:30PM EDT
- Event Categories:
- Social Studies / History / Geography, Spring 2023 Classes, Writing / Literature / Grammar
- Event Tags:
- elementary, Eva Goldstein-Meola, History, Literature, multi-disciplinary, Spring 2023
- Virtual (Jigsaw/Canvas)
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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 spring 2023, we will read:
I Survived: The Great Chicago Fire, 1871
I Survived: The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
I Survived: The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912
Students will receive approximately one to two hours of homework.
NOTE: Registration deadline is April 1, 2023.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
Excellent class with clear and detailed guidance
I believe my rising 7th grader has greatly benefited from taking the summer Powerful Paragraphs class from Eva. There were precise and detailed instructions on brainstorming, constructing varied and expressive sentences, and usage of transitional phrases, all in the context of the different writing structures they studied each week. The weekly reviews of past lessons and the incremental addition of new stylistic techniques were great reinforcement for the concepts being thoughts. It was also useful to have the numerous sample writings provided for reference with each lesson. Through out the class, they kids had a growing list of “banned” words to encourage them to choose more expressive and nuanced alternatives (started with one or two and grew to maybe ~15). Overall, a great class for my child who is still in the early stages of honing his essay writing skills.
My daughter loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.
Eva’s Literature Classes are Amazing!
All of Eva’s Literature Classes are amazing.
My daughter MOST RECENTLY loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.
She has taken HIDDEN FIGURES, TWICE TOWARDS JUSTICE, AMERICAN GIRLS, WONDER, FISH IN A TREE, TO HOPE AND BACK and REFUGEE with Eva.
Each class was better than the one before!
Do not miss out on Eva’s literature classes!
This class should be mandatory!
I signed up my 8th grader for this class because I wanted him to start thinking about his future.
What I didn’t expect is him initiating meaningful discussions about our cost of living inflation, budgeting, work-life balance etc.
My son will be attending a college prep high school this fall and has already told me he won’t “going to be an idiot who blows over $100 a month on lattes at the cafeteria”.
I am so thankful for this class.
It really got my son thinking about the future.
Eva is amazing!
My daughter has taken two of Ms. Eva’s IEW writing classes and LOVES them. Ms. Eva’s class structure and teaching style truly makes the process manageable, even for the most reluctant writers. Class notes are provided so that the student can focus on the class content itself. The notes can be reviewed, along with the PowerPoint presentation, before and after class so that the material is familiar. And, as with all the OTA courses, the class is recorded and can be re-watched as many times as needed. Ms. Eva provides constructive feedback in a manner that encourages continuous improvement.