“A Christmas Carol” – Session II 2014

Audio recordings of “A Christmas Carol” being read aloud can be found here:

http://www.loyalbooks.com/book/a-christmas-carol-by-charles-dickens

You can stream or download the files to listen to them.

Book Club Syllabus – Session II 2014

Before coming to the first book club, watch the introduction lecture here (and make fun of the face I’m making in the thumbnail): http://youtu.be/fbtqp8vmxuA

Week of November 3:

  • Introduce the flipped book club idea – show students how to find lectures and review vocabulary
  • Vocabulary how-to for this session (Stave 1 vocabulary here: http://quizlet.com/_x33e6)
  • Read as much of Stave 1 as we can aloud together
  • Hand out copies of stave 1.
  • For HW (before November 10)
    • Finish reading Stave 1. You can follow along with the audio online. (Alternative: Read the leveled reader chapter 1 if you need help understanding.)
    • Watch the flipped book club lecture #1 BEFORE you come to book club the week of November 10.

Lecture #2 – Stave #2

Week of November 10:

  • Address any questions from the flipped lecture
  • Read as much of Stave 2 as we can aloud together
  • Hand out copies of Stave 2.
  • For HW (before November 17)
    • Finish reading Stave 2. Follow along with the audio. (Alternative: Read the leveled reader chapter 2 if you need help understanding.)
    • Watch the flipped book club lecture #2 before you come to the November 17 book club.

Week of November 17:

Lecture 3:

  • Address any questions from the flipped lecture
  • Read as much of Stave 3 as we can aloud together
  • Hand out copies of Stave 3.
  • For HW (before November 24)
    • Finish reading Stave 3. Follow along with the audio. (Alternative: Read the leveled reader chapter 3 if you need help understanding.)
    • Watch the flipped book club lecture #3 before you come to the November 24 book club.

Week of November 24:

Lecture 4 Part One:

Lecture 4 Part Two:

  • Address any questions from the flipped lecture
  • Read as much of Stave 4 as we can aloud together
  • Hand out copies of Stave 4.
  • For HW (before December 1)
    • Finish reading Stave 4. Follow along with the audio. (Alternative: Read the leveled reader chapter 4 if you need help understanding.)
    • Watch the flipped book club lecture before you come to the December 1 book club.

Week of December 1 (now moved to week of December 8)

  • Address any questions from the flipped lecture
  • Read as much of Stave 5 as we can aloud together
  • Hand out copies of Stave 5.
  • For HW (before December 8)
    • Finish reading Stave 5. Follow along with the audio. (Alternative: Read the leveled reader chapter 5 if you need help understanding.)
    • Watch the flipped book club lecture before you come to the December 8 book club.

Week of December 8:

  • Watch part 1 of the movie “A Christmas Carol”
  • Discuss differences between the book/movie

Week of December 15:

  • Finish watching the movie “A Christmas Carol”
  • Pizza party on Wednesday, December 17 at 12:30 PM.