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Bookworms Create: Get Creative With Classic Literature!

Alaina Bell Gao
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Start a creative project inspired by important passages from classic stories like Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, Frankenstein, The Secret Garden, Treasure Island, and Hamlet! (We will also discuss some tricky bits to be aware of bias.)

Class Experience

US Grade 6 - 9
  • The students will practice and develop their literary analytical skills as they consider the author's choices and identify the themes, point of view, characterization, diction, figurative language, and historical context. There is also a research component to many of the creative projects choices and the learners will be encouraged to develop their researching skills alongside their creative and analytical skills.
Homework Offered
Each student will be encouraged to complete their creation if they do not finish it during the class, and they should share it in our classroom for all to enjoy and appreciate.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
The students are not required to purchase any novels for this course since we will be using public domain texts. Each selection will be provided digitally.
Given the historical nature of these texts, the students may come across and discuss different values from their own. However, our discussions will focus on the historical context without condoning any particular trend, attitude, or value. We will recognize that times have changed and that these are products of their time. Also, students will have the opportunity to address any actions, attitudes, or values and update the classic (one of the creative choices).
Joined January, 2020
Rising Star
Teacher expertise and credentials
Associate's Degree in English
Bachelor's Degree in English
Hi! My name is Alaina Bell Gao, and I am an experienced Canadian English teacher with 15+ years of professional teaching experience. As a dedicated, creative, gentle, and patient neurodivergent teacher, many neurodiverse learners thrive in my... 
Group Class


1x per week
50 min

Completed by 18 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-15
2-5 learners per class

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