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The Westing Game Novel Study (Flex Class)

In this four-week flex class, we will read (independently), analyze, and discuss The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.
Kara Ferguson
2 total reviews for this teacher
New class
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse 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

Pacific Time

Mon Jul 11

Jul 11 - Aug 7 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will practice independent reading, then analyze and discuss the mystery through discussion about vocabulary, setting, plot, and characters.
Students will read the book independently over our four-week class. Most of our assignments will be digital (in Nearpod) but I may provide a few printable graphic organizers for learners to use as they read through the book. Our casefile, activities, and projects will be on Nearpod.
 3 files available upon enrollment
A copy of The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin Nearpod (iinstructions will be provided prior to class) additional materials provided by teacher week-to-week
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students can opt to receive a letter grade at the end of class.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Nearpod is required to participate in class. Detailed instructions and a class code with be provided prior to class.

The Westing Game is generally recommended for children ages 8 and up. Common Sense Media suggests ages 10+. CSM describes the story as:
 "...a wild competition for the enormous inheritance of paper-products magnate Sam Westing, who has set up his 16 "heirs" in an apartment complex near the old man's mansion on a hill on Lake Michigan... The object of the game is to find the murderer of Sam Westing, who's alleged to be living among them, which raises the stakes and paranoia significantly. Cunning, greed, and deductive reasoning infect the game, making everyone a suspect and nobody worthy of trust."

You can read the Common Sense Media review in its entirety here:,for%20ages%208%20and%20up.
Nearpod (instructions will be provided prior to class)
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (buy a copy or check it out from your local library)


Kara Ferguson
Lives in the United States
Substitute Teacher, Experienced Editor, and ESL Teacher With a Bachelor’s of Liberal Studies in English and Art History
2 total reviews
4 completed classes

About Me

I love sharing my passion for English, Art, and learning! I have a Bachelor's of Liberal Studies with concentrations in English and Art History. In addition to my degree, I have a 120-hour TEFL (Teaching English as Foreign Language) certification.... 
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