The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Book Discussion: Flexible Schedule

Janelle Fila
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Average rating:4.6Number of reviews:(895)
In this 4-week class, students will read the first book published in C. S. Lewis' classic The Chronicles of Narnia #academic

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 6
Week 1 Chapters 1-4
Week 2 Chapters 5-8
Week 3 Chapters 9-12
Week 4 Chapters 13-17
I have an MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults. I was a substitute teacher for three years before teaching full-time on Outschool. I also teach English Composition as an adjunct university professor. I have read the Chronicles of Narnia series multiple times. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is an absolute classic. As a little girl, I always wished I could climb into a wardrobe and escape to a magical world with talking animals! I am excited to discuss this story with your student, especially the themes of good versus evil, forgiveness, lying, faith/belief in the unknown, and what's right/wrong. These deep topics (and Lewis' old-fashioned writing style) make for excellent discussion. 
Homework Offered
Students will read between approximately 45 pages a week on their own time. Each Sunday, students will have access to the new video and a corresponding one page worksheet with discussion questions and places for fill-in-the blank answers. Each week, I assign a short writing assignment focused around that week's discussion questions and ask the students to share their responses in the classroom. There are also daily activities each day like vocabulary words, an I Spy game, and a Kahoot! quiz to test their comprehension from the weekly chapters.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
The more questions, comments, and posts that students share in the classroom, the more I can understand their knowledge and comprehension of the topics we are discussing.
Grades Offered
Students will need a copy of the novel The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to read on their own. It can be borrowed from the library or even listened to as an audio book. The students will not need a physical copy of the story in class, although they may find it helpful to have while filling out their worksheets or working on their writing assignment. 
According to Parents need to know that the The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book published in C.S. Lewis' classic Chronicles of Narnia series, which children have loved for generations. Lewis, a devout Christian, weaves lots of Christian allegory into the book (and the series as a whole), but the story can be enjoyed on many levels, by all kinds of readers. Expect several violent scenes, including a large battle (axes, clubs, and more are used, and characters are injured and die) and -- spoiler alert! -- the tense, scary, sad death of a major character. Creepy, evil creatures are also described; their leader is the White Witch, who is cruel and shows no mercy. The main characters are clear role models who valiantly help save Narnia from the Witch; even the one who initially falls under her sway learns his lesson, showing the power of repentance and forgiveness. The book was adapted for a movie in 1988 and again for the blockbuster 2005 film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. An excellent audiobook version is narrated by British actor Michael York.

Meet the teacher

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Average rating:4.6Number of reviews:(895)
I currently teach English Composition at the collegiate level. I have a Master's degree in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults, so I teach reading and writing classes. I worked as a substitute teacher for 3 years, in all age ranges and... 
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weekly or $40 for 4 weeks
4 weeks

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1)
Completed by 5 learners
No live video meetings
Ages 8-12

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