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
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 6 weeks
55 minutes per class
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Each week students will be provided a live lesson and discussion questions. Students should respond to the questions via writing or video. Students will be expected to comment on other learners' responses and significantly expand upon those ideas. There will also be weekly assignments (1-2 per week) and a weekly comprehension quiz. There will be a short (approximately five paragraphs) reader response essay assigned. Instruction will be given on writing a five paragraph essay. Class will...
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
Highly Qualified and Experienced Educator
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
2 total reviews
6 completed classes
Hello! 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...