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Novel Study: The Candymakers

Kaylyn Davis
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(15)
In this 6 week class students will read The Candymakers, discuss the themes found in the book, and look at vocabulary from the book.

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
Students will learn to establish their own thoughts while reading a book and sharing them with others. We will be looking at new vocabulary for each of the chapters and discussing what we think about what has happened, is happening and will happen as we move through the book.
Homework Offered
Each week students will be asked to read a few chapters for the next class.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Every student will need a copy of The Candymakers by Wendy Mass.
Logan, Miles, Daisy, and Philip are four lucky contestants competing in the annual New Candy Competition sponsored by the Confectionary Association. They are the four who will be using the Life is Sweet candy factory as their base. If one of them wins, Life is Sweet will be making the winning candy! But wait, it’s not that simple. Clearly, the four contestants are hiding something from each other. Is one a spy? Did one try to steal a key ingredient from the factory? What is the previous connection between them? Will one of them win the competition? What is the secret ingredient at Life is Sweet?
All these questions and more are answered as the novel unfolds. Told by the four children in turn, the reader sees events through alternating perspectives and learns all the pieces to the puzzle–even though those pieces are sometimes hard to recognize. In the end, the four children have to overcome their doubts and trust each other in order to even compete. There’s a bit of emphasis on destiny or fate, but that easily leads into discussions of God’s sovereignty as well! The novel is satisfying, a little crunchy, and coated with a sweet (but not too sweet) candy coating. A fun choice for exploring friendships, getting along with people who are different from you, and solving a mystery to boot.
We will be reading The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(15)
Hi I am Teacher Kaylyn and I have been working with children in many different ways for over 15 years in many different ways. Most recently I have taught online for online since 2019, teaching ESL and here on Outschool. I have a 6 year old son and... 
Group Class


for 6 classes
1x per week, 6 weeks
55 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 8-12
1-6 learners per class

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