English

Whodunnit? The Westing Game Novel Study (Flex)

In this six-week flex class, we will read (independently), analyze, and discuss The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.
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Class

No live meetings

Over 6 weeks

8-10

year olds

2-6

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

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Description

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.
In addition to working on the case file handouts while they read, students are required to participate in class discussions and complete activities and short projects.
A copy of The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
A Nearpod account
additional materials provided by teacher week-to-week
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students will receive a letter grade at the end of class.
No live meetings, and maybe some time outside of 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: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/the-westing-game#:~:text=This%20is%20an%20amazing%20mystery,for%20ages%208%20and%20up.
A Nearpod account (instructions will be provided prior to class)
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (buy a copy or check it out from your local library)

Teacher

Kara Ferguson
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Experienced Editor and ESL Teacher With a Bachelor’s of Liberal Studies in English and Art History
2 total reviews
3 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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