Amazing Authors - A Literary and Biographical Book Club
In this 13 week class, we will learn about influential authors like Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Austen, and Mark Twain, including their style of writing. This class is a great addition to homeschool or in-school curriculum.
US Grade 3 - 6
This class will take a biographical journey through the lives of some of the most famous authors, novelists, poets, and more. To aid us on this journey, each learner will receive an inspirational journal to add to each week! During this 13 week class, we will be learning about authors and writers, their lives, and their work. In class, we will use visual aids and discussion to learn more about each writer, while out of class, we will learn even more through additional printables, project...
Learners will learn about the importance of literature Learners will get to know different styles of literature Learners will be able dive into the lives of various authors Learners will have opportunities to practice styles of writing Learners will see how authors of the past influence authors of today Learners will have the opportunity to be creative with hands-on projects
I have been a teacher on Outschool since 2020 and I teach on 2 additional online platforms. I have a biology background, however, I studied US and World History for 3 years in college, as well as 2 years of Chinese. I have also trained in a non-credited format, for many years, with an author and speaker who specializes in teaching children character qualities. I have always enjoyed teaching. My first teaching position was in Moscow, Russia, teaching English as a second language. Since then, I’ve taught in various settings which include a cooperative, a preschool, and as a tutor in the areas of math, science, and English. I also am a homeschool mom! I have taught this class to different groups at a cooperative, for both lower and upper elementary students. I enjoy teaching a subject or principle and including different areas of study along with the original idea.
Homework OfferedReading of the weekly book and book based project. I will also send links and printables to aid in the experience.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedI generally do not "grade" but if parents do want something more formal, I am willing to do so with prior notice.
0Students will need a copy of the book though it doesn't have to be present during class... for those that might need to return library books prior to class, no worries. I would recommend using post-it notes for learners to take down ideas while reading. This makes it easier to share thoughts in class. I would also recommend having a notebook and pencil handy for other note taking during class. I do not focus on learners taking notes but if they would like to remember something, having those items makes it easier.
History is full of things that can be unpleasant. During our reading we will learn things about the authors that we might not have known, for instance... depression, racial injustice, woman's rights issues, but we will also see how people can overcame much of this, and even how it was expressed through writing. This is a safe environment to learn in and a great place to express our feelings about events of the past. Kahoot is an online trivia style game. Should we use that in class, learners will be given a link to enter a private game. They will not need an account.
Meet the teacher
Hi, my name is Bettina! I have been a teacher on Outschool since 2020 and I teach on 2 additional online platforms. I have a biology background, however, I studied US and World History for 3 years in college, as well as 2 years of Chinese. I have...
$13weekly or $169 for 13 classes
1x per week, 13 weeks
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Completed by 10 learners
Live video meetings
3-8 learners per class