Classic Literature: Novel Study

Kaitlyn Fischer: Close-Reading Specialist
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(889)
In this 6 week course, students will meet with the teacher to select class literature novels to read and discuss through Socratic Seminars.

Class experience

US Grade 8 - 11
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!
Homework Offered
Reading and watching films will be required outside of class time to ensure appropriate discussions during class.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
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: 

Classic Literature Novels - Completed List

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
Christie, Agatha: The ABC Murders: Mystery
Christie, Agatha: The Mystery of the Blue Train: Mystery
Cisneros, Sandra - The House on Mango Street: Vignette, Fiction
Collins, Suzanne - The Hunger Games Series: Modern, 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
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan - Sherlock Holmes: Short Stories
Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Great Gatsby: Historical Fiction x 3
Golding, William - Lord of the Flies: Allegory, Fiction x 4
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
Lee, Harper - To Kill a Mockingbird: Fiction, Thriller x 2
Lowry, Lois - The Giver: Dystopian, Science Fiction
Mehlville, Herman - Moby Dick: Epic, Adventure
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 x 2
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 3
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

Meet the teacher

Star Educator
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(889)
My name is Kaitlyn Fischer and I have taught English to students as young as nine through eighteen in both Missouri and Colorado. I am a close-reading specialist and have a lot of experience teaching students close-reading strategies including... 
Group Class


for 6 classes
1x per week, 6 weeks
45 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(59)
Completed by 154 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 13-18
1-6 learners per class

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