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Literature Study: Blended by Sharon Draper – Spring 2024 – 10 Weeks – Grades 5 – 7

Wednesday, March 27 2024 @ 9:00AM Wednesday, June 26 2024 @ 10:30AM EDT


Instructor:

Eva Goldstein-Meola

Instructor Email:

eva@opententacademy.com

Grade/Level:

4 – 7

Day of Week:

Wednesday

Class Times:

9:00AM – 10:30AM (ET)

Terms/Semesters:

Spring 2024

Details

Start:
Wednesday, March 27 2024 @ 9:00AM EDT
End:
Wednesday, June 26 2024 @ 10:30AM EDT
Cost:
$250.00
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Virtual (Jigsaw/Canvas)
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+1 203 741 8570
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Eleven-year-old Isabella’s parents are divorced, so she has to switch lives every week: One week she’s Isabella with her dad, his girlfriend Anastasia, and her son Darren living in a fancy house where they are one of the only black families in the neighborhood. The next week she’s Izzy with her mom and her boyfriend John-Mark in a small, not-so-fancy house that she loves.

Because of this, Isabella has always felt pulled between two worlds. And now that her parents are divorced, it seems their fights are even worse, and they’re always about HER. Isabella feels even more stuck in the middle, split, and divided between them than ever. And she’s beginning to realize that being split between Mom and Dad is more than switching houses, nicknames, and backpacks.

Sharon Draper boldly takes on challenging topics in her new middle grade novel, Blended. Convincingly penned, it is a thoughtful commentary on divorce, family pressure, racism, identity, police violence and socioeconomic class issues.

What is a Literature Circle?

In literature circles, small groups of students gather to discuss a piece of literature in depth. The discussion is guided by students’ responses to what they have read. You may hear talk about events and characters in the book, the author’s craft, or personal experiences related to the story. Literature circles provide a way for students to engage in critical thinking and reflection as they read, discuss, and respond to books. Collaboration is at the heart of this approach. Students reshape and add onto their understanding as they construct meaning with other readers. Finally, literature circles guide students to deeper understanding of what they read through structured discussion and extended written and artistic response.

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by March 5, 2024 to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be contacted via email.

Eva is Amazing!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 31, 2023

We LOVE OTA and we love Ms. Eva!

My two daughters has taken every single literature class that Eva has offered in the last three years AND each one has been uniquely different!

Eva understands the blend of teaching and making every child feel important and appreciated! This alone is worth its weight in gold; however, there is more! Eva understands the importance of blending all content areas into one class.

I encourage all homeschooling parents to take a look at what Eva is offering as she is the type of instructor you will want your children to have!

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