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Grade 4 Literature - Semester 1 - Stuart Little, One and Only Ivan and more FLEX

In this 16 week course, we will be reading three wonderful novels: Stuart Little, The One and Only Ivan, and The Tale of Despereaux. Great for ages 7-10!
Nicole Trusky
362 total reviews for this teacher
New class
No live meetings
Over 16 weeks
year olds
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

Available Times


Mon, Oct 3

Oct 3, 2022 – Feb 5, 2023 (16 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon, Nov 7

Nov 7, 2022 – Mar 12, 2023 (16 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon, Dec 5

Dec 5, 2022 – Apr 2, 2023 (16 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Class Experience

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. 


Nicole TruskyNever stop learning!
362 total reviews
391 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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