The Inheritance Cycle # 4: Inheritance by Christopher Paolini - Fantasy Study

In this eight-week course, students will explore the magical world of Alagaësia, where dragons once were common and now are almost all gone, where students will explore maps, language, literary devices, and more!
Kaitlyn Fischer: Close-Reading Specialist
705 total reviews for this teacher
New class

40 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 8 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

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
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

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Mon Aug 1

Aug 1 - Sep 7 (8 weeks)
Mo, We, Th
11pm - 11:40pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
2 learners enrolled

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Class Experience

Students will be able to:
     - Introductions and Welcome
     - Introduce Characters 
     - Discuss Characters and Analyze Them on a Sheet
     - Map Alagaësia 
     - Identify Unique Characteristics of the Creatures of Alagaësia
     - Identify Weaponry of Alagaësia
     - Examine the Meaning of History and Storytelling
     - Identify the Limitations of Magic and the Magical World
     - Plot the Timeline of the History and Friendships of Alagaësia and the Varden
     - Identify the Major Plot and Conflict is Fully Introduced
     - Create Riddles and Puns
     - Differentiate between Differing Fantasy Cultures
     - Examine Different Cultural Burial Rites and Rituals
     - Plotting a Way Out (Maps of Alagaësia)
     - Identify Plot Twists, Suspense, and Surprises
     - Identify and Create Cliffhangers and Predictions

Here is a list of major activities that we will complete in class: mapping, character charts, symbolism, histories and timelines, a study of language, unique cultures and histories of the people of Alagaësia, movie to novel comparisons, mini-games, character design, dragon care, city and escape designs, literary device analysis, discussion, writing, and more!
I have taught many book studies in my professional career. I am currently running multiple novel studies on Outschool that have been met with great success and interest. I love taking part in discussions and ensuring that the students' needs and interests are met as they read. The Inheritance Series is one of my favorites of all time. I hope to share my love of this series with students!

Here is the link to the first three novels in the series for your review!
     - https://outschool.com/classes/the-inheritance-series-1-eragon-by-christopher-paolini-fantasy-novel-study-xySx1d4Y?usid=l0R3fRwf&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link
     - https://outschool.com/classes/the-inheritance-cycle-2-eldest-by-christopher-paolini-a-fantasy-novel-study-ahEHSgm3?usid=l0R3fRwf&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link
     - https://outschool.com/classes/the-inheritance-cycle-3-brisingr-by-christopher-paolini-fantasy-novel-study-NbfhncGF?usid=l0R3fRwf&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link
Students will be completing the reading outside of class time and they are asked to complete any work outside of class that we are not able to complete in class.
1 hour 20 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
There is violence in the novel as it follows the story of a series of races battling against one another to regain control of Alagaësia which is ruled by King Galbatorix, the mad king. It can be gory, violent, and emotional at times, so please feel free to read through the Common Sense Media Parental Guidance Article!
     - https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/inheritance-the-inheritance-cycle-book-4


Kaitlyn Fischer: Close-Reading SpecialistHigh School and Middle School English
705 total reviews
418 completed classes

About Me


My name is Kaitlyn Fischer and I have taught high school and middle school English and have also taught middle school math. I have worked in both Missouri and in Colorado. I have taught all of the following classes: AP Language and... 
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