Classic Literature: Novel Study
In this 6 week course, students will meet with the teacher to select class literature novels to read and discuss through Socratic Seminars.
Kaitlyn Fischer: Close-Reading Specialist
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Once per week
over 6 weeks
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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Students will work one on one with the teacher to select classic literature novels to read and discuss in Socratic Seminars. The class (readings and activities) will be designed around the novels that students are interested in. The schedule will be discussed and set by the students and teacher to best meet students' needs and interests. Each week the reading schedule will be discussed and determined based on the discussion. Each novel will be stretched over a couple of weeks to determine the...
Students will be able to read and discuss classic literature during Socratic Seminars. Students will be able to compare and contrast the original novel to its classic movie remake(s).
I have taught many book studies in my professional career (including all of the novels listed above and more). I love taking part in discussions and ensuring that the students' needs and interests are met as they read. I like to work with students to help me design and schedule the class!
Reading and watching films will be required outside of class time to ensure appropriate discussions during class.
Students will need to find copies of the novel when it is decided upon. All copy versions will be acceptable, but if there are options that are not, we will discuss them in class to make sure everyone can find what they need! Past Sections have read: Adams, Douglas - Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Mystery, Science Fiction, Comedy Adams, Douglas - The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Science Fiction, Comedy x 4 Adams, Douglas - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe: Science Fiction, Comedy Alighieri, Dante - Dante’s Divine Comedy: Inferno: Epic Poetry Austen, Jane - Pride and Prejudice: Romance, Historical Fiction Bradbury, Ray - Fahrenheit 451: Dystopian, Science Fiction x 4 Carroll, Lewis - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Fantasy, Psychological Carroll, Lewis - Through the Looking-Glass: Fantasy, Psychological Christie, Agatha: And Then There Were None: Mystery x 4 Christie, Agatha: Murder on the Orient Express: Mystery Cisneros, Sandra - The House on Mango Street: Vignette, Fiction Collins, Suzanne - The Hunger Games Series: Moder, Dystopian, Science Fiction x 2 Dashner, James - The Maze Runner: Modern, Dystopian Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan - Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet: Mystery x 2 Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Great Gatsby: Historical Fiction x 2 Golding, William - Lord of the Flies: Allegory, Fiction x 5 Gratz, Alan - Allies: Modern, War Fiction, Historical Fiction Gruen, Sara - Water for Elephants: Modern, Romance, Historical Fiction Hawthorne, Nathaniel - The Scarlet Letter: Historical Fiction Heller, Joseph - Catch-22: War Fiction, Satire, Historical Fiction Hemingway, Ernest - The Old Man and the Sea: Tragedy, Allegory Hinton, S.E. - The Outsiders: Fiction x 2 Kesey, Ken - One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Psychological Thriller, Comedy, Fiction King, Stephen - Carrie: Horror, Thriller Leblanc, Maurice - Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief - Mystery, Fiction x 2 Lee, Harper - To Kill a Mockingbird: Fiction, Thriller x 2 Lowry, Lois - The Giver: Dystopian, Science Fiction McCarthy, Cormac - The Road: Dystopian, Tragedy x 2 Miller, Arthur - The Crucible: Play, Tragedy Montgomery, L.M. - Anne of Green Gables: Historical Fiction More, Thomas - Utopia: Dystopian, Satire O’Brien, Tim: The Things They Carried: War Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Historical Fiction Orwell, George - 1984: Dystopian, Science Fiction x 6 Orwell, George - Animal Farm: Dystopian, Allegory, Dystopian x 2 Paulsen, Gary - Brian’s Winter: Action/Adventure, Fiction Paulsen, Gary - Hatchet: Action/Adventure, Fiction Pullman, Philip - The Golden Compass: Fantasy, Action/Adventure Shelley, Mary - Frankenstein: Science Fiction, Gothic Fiction, Horror Sophocles - Antigone: Play, Tragedy Sophocles - Oedipus at Colonus: Play, Tragedy Sophocles - Oedipus Rex (Oedipus, the King): Play, Tragedy Steinbeck, John - Of Mice and Men: Historical Fiction, Novella x 2 Stevenson, Robert Louis - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Science Fiction x 2 Stoker, Bram - Dracula: Fantasy, Horror, Gothic Fiction Thomas, Angie - The Hate You Give: Modern Fiction Tolkien, J.R.R. - The Hobbit: Fantasy, Epic x 3 Tolkien, J.R.R. - The Fellowship of the Ring: Fantasy, Epic Tolkien, J.R.R. - The Two Towers: Fantasy, Epic Tolkien, J.R.R. - The Return of the King: Fantasy, Epic Twain, Mark - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Historical Fiction, Action/Adventure/Satire Twain, Mark - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Historical Fiction, Action/Adventure/Satire Vonnegut, Kurt - Slaughterhouse-Five: Science Fiction, Satire, War Fiction x 2 Wells, H.G. - The Time Machine: Science Fiction, Dystopian Wiesel, Elie - Night: Autobiography, Memoir, Personal Narrative x 2
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Kaitlyn Fischer: Close-Reading SpecialistHigh School and Middle School English
705 total reviews
418 completed classes
Hello! My name is Kaitlyn Fischer and I have taught high school and middle school English and have also taught middle school math. I have worked in both Missouri and in Colorado. I have taught all of the following classes: AP Language and...