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English

Novel Study (Reading): African American Literature (Elijah of Buxton)

In this 4 day course, students will step back in time to a settlement in Buxton, Canada during slavery in the United States. This course provides students with the opportunity to discuss the 5 elements of fiction using the Socratic method.
Regina A. Moffett, MA
28 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 2 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
50 minutes
per class
4x per week
over 1 week
11-14
year olds
3-8
learners per class
per learner - per class

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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
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Class Experience

Students will complete a literary analysis on the novel Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis. The five elements of fiction will be introduced and discussed in regard to the novel as well as some literary devices. Critical thinking will consist of students discussing the positive or negative consequences of events which occurred in the story.
Although Mrs. Moffett educational background and experience is in Communication and Training with a concentration in Instructional Design she has taught World, American, British, and African American literature classes for over twenty years in a multicultural homeschool co-op environment. Since she is an avid reader, especially of African American literature she enjoys sharing her love of reading with others and inspiring them to read great literature.
Student homework assignments will consist of prereading chapters before class (roughly 86 pages). Assignments will also include referring to the book in order to complete notebook pages. The information written on the notebook pages will be used to assist the student with oral discussion in class. Additional assignments will include discussing the positive and negative consequences of events which occurred in the story.

Class assignments will be posted in the classroom.
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis (unabridged) The novel study student packet Notebook paper Ink Pen A couple of days before the start of class student will receive an email with documents for the class. Students are to print out all documents and have them ready for class. If you have not received class documents 24 hours before the start of class, please email me and state that you have not received Elijah of Buxton student packet. These documents are for enrolled students only!
This class does not give a letter grade.  Students will be assessed through observation of oral discussion and class participation.
3 hours 20 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 4+ hours per week outside of class.
This book depicts the life of a boy name Elijah who was born free and lives on a settlement for runaway slaves in Buxton, Canada during slavery in the United States. Warning! The book uses an inappropriate word, and some scenes depict the cruelty of slavery, but the readers maturity and academic reading level could assist with how vivid the scenes are. This is a historical fiction which depicts the history of slavery in America as well as demonstrate family relationships, compassion, generosity, the strength of a people, and community. 

Teacher

Regina A. Moffett, MA
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Homeschooling is a labor of love and I love what I do!
28 total reviews
46 completed classes

About Me

Hello,

My name is Regina A. Moffett aka Mrs. Moffett and my homeschooling journey has ended with my two sons, however my passion for homeschooling is so enormous that I continue to teach in the homeschool community. My motto is “homeschooling is... 
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