No live meetings
Over 16 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per week
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No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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In this course, students will explore and analyze the dystopian world of The Giver quartet by Lois Lowry. The four novels we will be reading are The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. During Weeks 1-4, we will read The Giver. We will discuss dystopia and utopia, what the terms mean, and their significance.. We will also discuss utopias and dystopias in literature and film. There will be a writing assignment, online discussion, and online activities. Students will be introduced...
Besides over fifteen years of teaching experience, I have specialized training and professional development in inclusivity and sensitivity in teaching. My background is in Montessori education, and peace education is a major tenet of the Montessori philosophy. My Montessori 6-9 certification, Montessori 12-18 certification, and Montessori Education Master's all included extensive work in peace education, conflict resolution, and inclusivity training. I am always available to help you with conversations that may arise at home as well.
Learners will need a copy of each of the four novels in The Giver quartet. All reading will be completed as homework (including chapters before the class start date). Discussions will take place in the Outschool classroom. There will be handouts and assignments that work best if printed, but a printer is not required.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
These novels contains some sensitive topics, such as death. It is read widely, especially by those 11 years of age and older. Please look at reviews and other information about each book, and be sure that you are comfortable with your learner reading these titles. They are important reads, and I believe your learner will grow and expand by reading them. You can support your student with these topics by talking to them as they read, and helping them process anything that is troubling them. You can also always reach out to me. Please read the Teacher Expertise section to see how I am qualified and prepared to deal with working through these books with your student and their peers. Additionally, this class utilizes external resources. Please preview and set up the necessary accounts at Kahoot, Quizlet, FlipGrid, and EdPuzzle if you are comfortable with your child using said resources. Your child can be skip the activities utilizing these resources if you prefer.
Elissa Pugh, MA & MEd
Highly Qualified and Experienced Educator
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
2 total reviews
6 completed classes
*****Get $5 off my classes with coupon code PUGHM5OFFALL5 until Feb 18, 2022.***** Hello! I'm very excited to teach English, Language Arts, and Social Studies through Outschool. I've been teaching in one form or another for almost twenty...