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(FLEX) Novel Study - Matilda by Roald Dahl

In this 4-week FLEX class, students will read and learn more about Matilda by Roald Dahl, analyzing character growth, discussing theme and plot, making connections to the text, and much more.
Tayler Morrell, Licensed History and ELA Teacher
98 total reviews for this teacher
New class
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Sep 5

Sep 5 - Oct 2 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Oct 3

Oct 3 - Oct 30 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Oct 31

Oct 31 - Nov 27 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Nov 28

Nov 28 - Dec 25 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Class Experience

Students will be able to summarize Matilda.
Students will be able to analyze characters, plot development, themes, and more.
Students will be able to made text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world connections.
I am a certified ELA teacher in the United States and taught 7th-9th graders at a public charter school for 2 years. I have also taught an ongoing class on Roald Dahl's shorter children's stories since the beginning of summer 2022.

I also have two children of my own (ages 8 and 5) whom I have read all these novels to them.
Students will be expected to read every night following the reading schedule. 
Students will need their own copies of Matilda by Roald Dahl (these can be found at local libraries or local bookstores, or even online). Students may need to print out a worksheet - specific materials for each class will be posted at the beginning of each week.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Each week, I will check for comprehension. This will be based off participation as well as individual answers given during questions that students can answer privately. 

If you would like me to grade a student's work and progress and provide a letter of achievement after the course finishes, please let me know as soon as possible. As a certified teacher, I know many parents appreciate this for their state homeschool/charter school requirements. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
We will be utilizing NearPod, however, students do *NOT* need an account to participate. 

Roald Dahl is a notable and world-famous children's author. His works are all complete fiction. But, he does tend to use hyperbole and exaggerations a lot. Usually this tends to be in the form of adults insulting kids or "punishments" happening, such as the Trunchbull throwing a girl out the window by her pigtails. If your learner is sensitive about more tense aspects in the novel, please let me know ahead of time. However, these books were specifically created for children in this age range, and I have read the books numerous times. I've read all of these novels out loud to my own two children (currently 8 & 5) and they both have seen the movie interpretations. 
Students will need their own copies of the Matilda (these can be found at local libraries or local bookstores, or even online).


Tayler Morrell, Licensed History and ELA Teacher
Lives in the United States
Bachelor of Arts in History & English Teaching, Masters of Science in Education Candidate
98 total reviews
155 completed classes

About Me

I have a Bachelor of Arts in History Teaching and a Minor in English Teaching. I have a U.S. state certificate to teach all classes that fall under the category of history and English/Language Arts umbrella (reading, grammar, writing, literature,... 
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