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Classic Literature Novel Study - FLEX

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.
Kaitlyn Fischer: Close-Reading Specialist
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$15 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 6 weeks
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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:
As this is a flexible course, all student work will be completed outside of class, but students are welcome to set up an "office hour" meeting with the teacher to get additional help during the course!
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
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
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.


Kaitlyn Fischer: Close-Reading Specialist
Lives in the United States
High School and Middle School English
811 total reviews
563 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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