No live meetings
Over 16 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per week
How does a "Flex" course 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
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This literature class is part one of a two part series that would cover an entire academic year. Though the title says "Grade 4" the chosen novels and the class work are suitable for a wide range of ages and I welcome anyone at this reading level to join! In fact, the Grade 3 and 4 classes are quite similar in reading level and could be taken in any order desired. I always suggest that parents choose which one of the levels to take based on the book list and their learner's interests rather...
Students will learn about character traits, plot, and themes. Students will learn new vocabulary. Students will learn to summarize what they have read. Students will work on interpersonal skills as they discuss the novel with their peers.
I have been teaching these books and others that tackle hard topics for many years. I also teach US History and have a lot of experience teaching prejudice and racism, as well as the historical themes in several of these books.
Reading is assigned each week. Students will complete several worksheets and/or assignments each week.
Students will need to have a physical, digital, or audio copy of the following novels: Stuart Little by E.B. White The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo I will provide a pdf of the study guide.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
In The One and Only Ivan there is talk of animals in captivity, as well mention of previous abuse to the animals. This is all done in a very age-appropriate way and nothing graphic is described. In The Tale of Despereaux, there is a character who has an abusive father and there are some scenes in a dungeon that might be a bit scary to sensitive learners.
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Hi everyone! I'm Nicole Trusky, a homeschooling mom of three and lover of all things history and pop culture! I have a Master in Humanities with a concentration in American Studies and have been studying history for as long as I can remember (my...