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Classic Literature Novel Study - FLEX

Kaitlyn Fischer: Close-Reading Specialist
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(914)
In this 6-week course, students will select classic literature novels to read and analyze through diagramming, literary analysis, short writing prompts, and close-text reading strategies through a personalized reading plan.

Class experience

Students will be able to:
     - Define: Plot, Character, Symbolism, Theme, and More!
     - Identify: Elements of a Plot Diagram, Conflict, Symbolism, Theme, and More!
     - Analyze: A Novel's Elements and Critique those Elements
I have been teaching literature to students for more than 8 years now online through Outschool and in public classrooms in both Colorado and Missouri. For Outschool classes, here are the novel classes that I run that are very similar to this course but are taught live as opposed to in a flex format such as this one. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out!

High School:

High School with Essay Writing:

Middle School:

Middle School with Essay Writing: 
Students will be asked to purchase the novel of their choice so that they can participate in class. If you need help ordering it, I am happy to provide links to versions of the novel that I recommend. But below is the list of novels that have already been completed by students that I teach in classes that are similar to this one, just live taught. 

Novels Completed by Students:
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 6
Adams, Douglas - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe: Science Fiction, Comedy
Alcott, Louisa May - Little Women: Historical Fiction
Alighieri, Dante - Dante’s Divine Comedy: Inferno: Epic Poetry
Austen, Jane - Pride and Prejudice: Romance, Historical Fiction
Babbitt, Natalie - Tuck Everlasting: Fantasy, Romance
Barnhill, Kelly - The Girl Who Drank the Moon: Modern Fiction, Fantasy
Bradbury, Ray - Fahrenheit 451: Dystopian, Science Fiction x 5
Carroll, Lewis - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Fantasy, Psychological
Carroll, Lewis - Through the Looking-Glass: Fantasy, Psychological x 2
Christie, Agatha: And Then There Were None: Mystery x 5
Christie, Agatha: Murder on the Orient Express: Mystery x 4
Cisneros, Sandra - The House on Mango Street: Vignette, Fiction x 2
Collins, Suzanne - The Hunger Games Series: Moder, Dystopian, Science Fiction x 3
Cooper, Susan - Over Sea and Under Stone: Fantasy
Cooper, Susan - The Dark is Rising: Fantasy
Dashner, James - The Maze Runner: Modern, Dystopian
Dickens, Charles - A Christmas Carol: Fiction, Ghost Story, Novella
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan - Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet: Mystery x 6
Dumas, Alexander - The Count of Monte Cristo (Unabridged): Action/Adventure, Historical Fiction
Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Great Gatsby: Historical Fiction x 3
Frank, Anne - The Diary of a Young Girl: The Diary of Anne Frank: Autobiography
Giff, Patricia Reilly - Lily's Crossing: Historical Fiction 
Golding, William - Lord of the Flies: Allegory, Fiction x 6
Gratz, Alan - Allies: Modern, War Fiction, Historical Fiction
Gruen, Sara - Water for Elephants: Modern, Romance, Historical Fiction 
Hawking, Stephen - My Brief History: Autobiography
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
Hiassen, Carl - Squirm: Modern Fiction, Mystery, Comedy
Hinton, S.E. - The Outsiders: Fiction x 2
Holm, Anne - I am David: Historical Fiction
Kesey, Ken - One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Psychological Thriller, Comedy, Fiction
King, Stephen - Carrie: Horror, Thriller
L’Engle, Madeleine - A Wrinkle in Time: Fantasy, Science Fiction x 2
Law, Ingrid - Savvy: Modern Fiction, Fantasy
Leblanc, Maurice - Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief - Mystery, Fiction x 2
Le Guin, Ursula K. - A Wizard of Earthsea: Fantasy x 2
Lee, Harper - To Kill a Mockingbird: Fiction, Thriller x 3
Lewis, C.S. - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: Fantasy
Lofting, Hugh - The Story of Dr. Dolittle: Fiction, Fantasy
London, Jack - The Call of the Wild: Action/Adventure x 2
Lowry, Lois - The Giver: Dystopian, Science Fiction x 5
Martel, Yann - Life of Pi: Action/Adventure
McCarthy, Cormac - The Road: Dystopian, Tragedy x 2
Miller, Arthur - The Crucible: Play, Tragedy
Montgomery, L.M. - Anne of Green Gables: Historical Fiction x 3
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 7
Orwell, George - Animal Farm: Dystopian, Allegory, Dystopian x 2
Paterson, Katherine - Bridge to Terabithia: Fiction
Patterson, James - Word of Mouse: Modern Fiction
Pattillo Beals, Melba - Warriors Don’t Cry: Autobiography
Paulsen, Gary - Brian’s Winter: Action/Adventure, Fiction
Paulsen, Gary - Hatchet: Action/Adventure, Fiction x 4
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
Speare, Elizabeth George - The Witch of Blackbird Pond: Historical Fiction x 2
Steinbeck, John - Of Mice and Men: Historical Fiction, Novella x 3
Steinbeck, John - The Pearl: Historical Fiction, Novella
Stevenson, Robert Louis - Kidnapped: Action/Adventure
Stevenson, Robert Louis - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Science Fiction x 3
Stoker, Bram - Dracula: Fantasy, Horror, Gothic Fiction
Thomas, Angie - The Hate You Give: Modern Fiction
Tolkien, J.R.R. - The Hobbit: Fantasy, Epic x 5
Tolkien, J.R.R. - The Fellowship of the Ring: Fantasy, Epic x 2
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 x 2
Tzu, Sun - The Art of War: Self-Help, Military
Verne, Jules - Around the World in 80 Days: Action/Adventure, Historical Fiction x 2
Verne, Jules - Journey to the Center of the Earth: Science Fiction, Action/Adventure
Vonnegut, Kurt - Slaughterhouse-Five: Science Fiction, Satire, War Fiction
Weir, Andy - The Martian: Science Fiction
Wells, H.G. - The Time Machine: Science Fiction, Dystopian x 4
Wells, H.G. - The War of the Worlds: Science Fiction 
Wiesel, Elie - Night: Autobiography, Memoir, Personal Narrative x 2
Zusak, Markus - The Book Thief: Historical Fiction x 2
Some classic novels will require a parental guide. When your student chooses their novel, I will provide the parental guide to the students and parents and I will be able to send you a plan for addressing those comments for each individual novel.
Star Educator
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(914)
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... 
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weekly or $92 for 6 weeks
6 weeks

Completed by 4 learners
No live video meetings
Ages: 12-17

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