Classic Short Story Camp
In this five session course, we will explore three short stories in great detail, and learn why they are awesome.
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over 1 week
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per learner - per class
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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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We will be covering three major short stories: The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry, The Monkey's Paw, by W.W Jacobs, and The Landlady, by Roald Dahl. We will preface each lesson with relevant vocabulary and literary devices, and then briefly cover the historical context in which each story was written. I will read the stories aloud, pausing to ask comprehension questions and foster discussion. We will examine the uses of literary devices, such as metaphor and imagery. Each student will be...
Students will improve their reading comprehension skills, understanding of literary critical analysis, and discussion of literary themes and devices.
I am Naomi and I have been teaching English, Language Arts, ESOL, reading, and writing for twenty years. I love to find creative, learner centered ways to engage students and immerse them in a productive learning experience. I live in a small, New England town, and I love meeting new people from all over the world. I would love to meet you and find out what we can learn together. I have taught these stories, as well as numerous other works of literature, numerous times.
3 hours 40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Two of the stories have content that may be a little dark and suggestions of death. The Monkey's Paw features the death of a character. The death is described as violent but no graphic details are given. The Landlady has a dark tone, and kidnapping and death are hinted at, but not overtly described, only suggested. The stories are generally deemed appropriate for middle school and secondary students, and commonly taught in school.
NaomiNaomi's English for Everyone
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Hi! I have been teaching English, Language Arts, Grammar, Writing, History, and ESOL for twenty years. I love connecting with my students and tailoring my teaching to their specific needs and wants. My students are challenged! I promise to assess...