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Where The Red Fern Grows: Literature Study and Writing


'Gathering Blue' by Lois Lowry Book Discussion

In this 5 week course, students will read, analyze, discuss, and write about the second book in the Lois Lowry 'The Giver' series.
Kristy Benson
13 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 1 learner
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 5 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course 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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Class Experience

Students will learn to analyze a book in a different manner - comparing themes, debating aloud or in writing about the relationships between happiness, justice, political freedom, equality, dystopia, utopia, etc. The overall goal will be to have a better understanding of this particular book, and learn how to discuss literature in a way that prepares them for higher grade level classes. 
Reading Breakdown:
Before the first class- read to chapter 7
Before week 2 - read chapters 7-17
Before week 3 - read chapters 17 through the end
Week 4 - writing assignments and/or group projects - during and outside of class time
Week 5 - discussion of assignments and projects - class wrap-up
Gathering Blue, by Lois Lowry.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will be assessed on coming to class prepared, participating in the discussion, short writing assignments, and projects. A formal grade will be given if the parent or student requests it. 
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This book contains some mild references to violence, and depicts angry parents and a dystopian society. 
Gathering Blue, by Lois Lowry.


Kristy BensonFarmer, Former English teacher, Herbalist
13 total reviews
15 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I have a unique background- I hold a degree in English Literature but I have been and am currently... a farmer! I grow a TON of vegetables and herbs, and I make tea!  I teach a lot of classes in person on gardening, tea making, and... 
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