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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - A Novel Study

Kaitlyn Fischer: Close-Reading Specialist
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In this 3-week course, students will read Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and they will participate in a Socratic Seminar discussion to learn about literary devices such as metaphors, similes, allusions, and hyperbole.

Class experience

US Grade 8 - 11
Students will be able to...
     - Read, discuss, and analyze "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
     - Participate in Socratic Seminar Discussions 
     - Work together to Develop a Collaborative Literary Device Journal. 
     - Gain a Deeper Understanding of the Text 
     - Introduce the Novel
     - Play a Literary Techniques Quizzizz Game
     - Debate Controversial Topics 
     - Develop a Literary Techniques Journal
     - Define the Differences between Similes and Metaphors
     - Define Allusion
     - Examine Plot Development 
     - Perform a Character Analysis
     - Define Personification 
     - Define Hyperbole
     - Define Imagery 
     - Identify Symbolism
     - Define and Identify Theme
I have taught many book studies in my professional career. I am currently running multiple novel studies on Outschool that have been met with great success and interest. I love taking part in discussions and ensuring that the students' needs and interests are met as they read. We will cover many literary devices throughout our discussions by developing a literary journal documenting our understanding of the text. There will also be an option to write an essay at the end which I am happy to provide feedback or to tutor students on.
Homework Offered
Since this is a reading and discussion class, students will need to complete the reading outside of class time. But during class, students will work together to complete a literary device journal. This will be shared and uploaded into the classroom together each week for students to reference.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
An optional essay will be available for students at the end of the course which builds off of the work (analysis, journal, and discussion) we completed in class.
Grades Offered
Students will need a copy of the novel. Listed below are the versions of the novel that I recommend!

Barnes and Noble:


Sparknotes Free Online PDF:
     - This free PDF is available because the copyright on the original text is from 1886 and is now available due to copyright timelines.
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(899)
My name is Kaitlyn Fischer and I have taught English to students as young as nine through eighteen in both Missouri and Colorado. I am a close-reading specialist and have a lot of experience teaching students close-reading strategies including... 
Group Class


for 6 classes
2x per week, 3 weeks
40 min

Completed by 8 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-16
1-6 learners per class

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