English

9th Grade Literature Study & Writing - 1st Semester: 4 Books to Discuss with Writing Assignments

In this semester-long course, students will meet to discuss specific books and topics related to those books while working on various writing assignments corresponding to the book they are reading that month.
Lindsey Marantos MBA
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60 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 16 weeks

13-15

year olds

3-12

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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Description

Class Experience

Students will come away from this class with a better understanding of literature, themes, and writing styles! 
As a former journalist, PhD student working on completing a dissertation, and a lifelong, avid reader, I look forward to sharing my expertise and passion with my students!
Reading assignments will be assigned for each class, where students will be expected to read independently in order to be prepared for the next class, the discussion, and any activities. Students may choose to study for their assessments at the end of each book if they choose. Students will also need to complete their writing assignments outside of class time. 

Students will need to submit their homework assignments and tests as a document (either Word, Google Doc or PDF), so please make sure they have access to one of these programs and are familiar with how to create, save, and upload a document into Outschool.
Students will need to have their own copy of the following books for this course:
Robert Frost's Poems by Robert Frost
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
One Man's Wilderness by Richard Louis Proenneke
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Assessments will be given individually during class time at the end of each book. These assessments will be multiple-choice, true/false, and short answer combination assessments resulting in a letter grade. These letter grades will add up to a cumulative course grade at the end of the semester. Students will also be graded on their writing assignments using a three-point scale. Grades will either be Exceptional, Satisfactory, or Needs Improvement, and students will receive individual, private messages with feedback on their writing assignments. 
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Please review the key themes of each book or read a synopsis of each book prior to signing up for this class. Some topics in these books can be considered sensitive or controversial. By signing up, you are agreeing to your student reading these books and participating in discussions and activities related to the topics within these works of literature. 
Robert Frost's Poems by Robert Frost
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
One Man's Wilderness by Richard Louis Proenneke


Students will need to submit their homework assignments and tests as a document (either Word, Google Doc or PDF), so please make sure they have access to one of these programs and are familiar with how to create, save, and upload a document into Outschool.

Teacher

Lindsey Marantos MBAPassionate teacher who loves all things business, psychology & literature-related!
17 total reviews
15 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I am a college professor and entrepreneur who loves helping people exceed their educational, personal, and professional goals! I have taught business courses at a few different colleges and I mentor high school seniors through the Tennessee... 
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