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Chasing Vermeer - Mystery Novel Study for Advanced Readers

In this 6-week online course, students will be introduced to the mystery genre while reading and analyzing the novel Chasing Vermeer.
Ms. Heather, M.Ed., Gifted Education Specialist
14 total reviews for this teacher
New class
  There are no upcoming classes.
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will not only delve into the mystery genre and look at elements of mysteries, but they will also be exposed to critical thinking and problem solving as they read and analyze the characters, setting, plot, and theme of the novel Chasing Vermeer.
Ms. Heather has been a certified teacher for the past 20+ years, including 10 years working specifically with gifted students.  During that time she has taught all content area subjects including reading and English language arts.  
Students should be prepared to read the assigned chapters of Chasing Vermeer before each weekly session.
Week 1 - no reading required
Week 2 - chapters 1-6
Week 3 - chapters 7-12
Week 4 - chapters 13-18
Week 5 - chapters 19-24
Week 6 - no reading required
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
From Common Sense Media:  Parents need to know that there's so much here to stimulate a child's mind: the codes embedded in both the story and the illustrations, art history, pentominoes, the works of Charles Fort, mathematical patterns, and much more. Many kids will want more information on one or more of the subjects presented and, with help from an adult, should find profitable areas for pleasurable research.
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett


Ms. Heather, M.Ed., Gifted Education Specialist
Lives in the United States
The Gifted Garden - Growing and Nurturing Gifted Learners
14 total reviews
24 completed classes

About Me


I am a certified educator with 20 years teaching experience.  I've taught both elementary and middle school, as well as been a gifted education teacher for half of my teaching career.  Gifted education is a special passion of mine so... 
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