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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Completed by 146 learners

60 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 6 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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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Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon May 23

May 23 - Jun 27 (6 weeks)
9pm - 10pm
2 learners enrolled
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Thu Jun 16

Jun 16 - Jul 21 (6 weeks)
1pm - 2pm
2 learners enrolled

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Class Experience

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

About Me


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... 
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