Book Talk: The Outsiders

Class
Anne Q. Campbell
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(161)
In this 3-session online course, students will read and analyze the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton (1967), focusing on comprehension, critical thinking, and literary elements through collaboration and activities. #academic

Class experience

US Grade 7 - 10
Students will improve their understanding of literary elements in the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton.
Hello! I am a certified English/Language Arts teacher and believe in embracing the “light bulb” moments of discovery that happen both in and out of the classroom. My goal is to make learning relevant to students’ interests by providing unique and fun ways to strengthen reading and writing skills, explore literature, and learn about our world.

Classes I offer on Outschool include creative writing, essay writing, literature studies, phonics, and reading skills. I also offer private tutoring, catered to your learner's needs, for all ages.

My classes are designed around the idea that kids can learn language arts through creative projects and real-world experiences. Literature and writing are more meaningful when students can relate them to their own lives and what is going on in the world around them. 

From the time I was a child, I always wanted to be a teacher. I am a certified English teacher with classroom experience (grades 6-12) in Texas and South Carolina, in addition to substitute teaching for all grade levels (K-12) and special education classes. I have a BA degree in English from College of Charleston and 30+ postgraduate hours. I am TESOL certified and taught ESL classes online to students in China for 4 years. I am also certified in Early Reading Training through the Tennessee Department of Education. I have homeschooled my 3 children for over 20 years, and I teach literature, writing, and public speaking classes to other homeschool students. 

As part of my Bachelor of Arts in English and postgraduate studies, I successfully completed college courses related to adolescent literature and development. I completed coursework in African American literature and African American history as part of my degree program. I received 4 professional development hours for the 2021-2022 Facing History Community Read Workshop, "Teaching Brown Girl Dreaming," through Facing History & Ourselves. I attended a follow-up seminar with author Jacqueline Woodson--"Brown Girl Dreaming: Exploring Identity and Belonging with Jacqueline Woodson."

I have taught many works of literature, including some with 'sensitive' content, to students in a classroom setting. As with almost any work of literature, many themes and plot details can be controversial, and my role as an educator and facilitator in the classroom is to guide students to deal with these topics within the scope of their literary relevance. 

I taught the 'Pace' program for at-risk students for the Southwest Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas. I also completed a training program as a high school teacher, becoming certified as a 'Natural Helper' faculty mentor.

In addition to my training and experience, I love children's and young adult literature and enjoy using 'fun' books to teach important language arts skills using a cross-curricular approach. Outside of my classroom, I enjoy Pokémon, watching movies, and backyard chicken farming! 

One of my greatest joys is working with students and motivating them to enjoy learning. As the mom to 3 children, I am very patient and encouraging! My goal as a teacher is to make learning memorable, fun, and rewarding. If you have any thoughts about how I can customize a class for your learner, please send me a message. I’m always looking for ways to accommodate learners. I'm looking forward to meeting you in the classroom! :)
Homework Offered
Learners will need to read the assigned chapters prior to each class: Session 1--Chapters 1-4 Session 2--Chapters 5-8 Session 3--Chapters 9-12
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Learners will need a copy of the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton (1967).
Themes include peer pressure, bullying, rebellion, and identity. Several underage characters in the book smoke cigarettes. There are casual references to sex (one character has left town because she is pregnant) and drinking (some of the Socs are drunk). Some characters exhibit delinquent behavior or have criminal records. There are instances of fighting and an accidental death by stabbing. One character is killed by police. One character is injured in a fire.

We will discuss the racism and stereotypes shown by a character's language, as well as historical omissions by the author.

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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(161)
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Hello! I am a certified English/Language Arts teacher and believe in embracing the “light bulb” moments of discovery that happen both in and out of the classroom. My goal is to make learning relevant to students’ interests by providing unique and... 
Group Class

$45

for 3 classes
1x per week, 3 weeks
45 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1)
Completed by 8 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 12-16
1-6 learners per class

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