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Gathering Blue: Middle School Novel Study

In this engaging 6 week course, students will read, discuss, reflect, and explore Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry.
Elissa Pugh, MA & MEd
2 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year olds
learners per class

Charged upfront
Meets 1x per week
Over 6 weeks
55 minutes per class

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Learners will make predictions while reading, examine elements of plot, analyze character traits and motivation, assess genre, and explore theme and symbolism.
Besides over fifteen years of teaching experience, I have specialized training and professional development in inclusivity and sensitivity in teaching.  My background is in Montessori education, and peace education is a major tenet of the Montessori philosophy.  My Montessori 6-9 certification, Montessori 12-18 certification, and Montessori Education Master's all included extensive work in peace education, conflict resolution, and inclusivity training. 

I am always available to help you with conversations that may arise at home as well.
Every week the learner will have chapters to read, discussion questions to answer, and one or two written assignments.

Learners will need a copy of Gathering Blue. All reading will be completed as homework (including chapters before the class start date). Discussions will take place in the Outschool classroom. There will be handouts and assignments that work best if printed, but a printer is not required.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Weekly discussion posts, assignments, and comprehension quizzes will be used to assess the understanding and comprehension of the learner. 
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This novel contains some sensitive topics, such as death. It is read widely, especially by those 10 years of age and older.


Elissa Pugh, MA & MEd
Lives in the United States
Highly Qualified and Experienced Educator
2 total reviews
6 completed classes

About Me


I'm very excited to teach English, Language Arts, and Social Studies through Outschool.  I've been teaching in one form or another for almost twenty years. I have taught all ages from early childhood to adult in public, private, and... 
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