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Great Literature: College Prep Must-Read Books-"1984," By George Orwell. Save $10.00

This class is an in-depth read of the classic George Orwell novel, "1984." This dystopian novel appears at the top of every "must-read" list for college-bound students!
Brin Lewis
94 total reviews for this teacher
7 reviews for this class
Completed by 35 learners
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year olds
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Meets 1x per week
Over 6 weeks
50 minutes per class

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Class Experience

-Increase their vocabulary;
-Understand and identify elements of a plot; 
-Identify themes; 
-Use of symbolism
-How authors develop characters; 
-Using textual evidence to infer meaning;
-How figurative language and other literary devices are used to enhance the reading experience.
Having been an avid reader since grade school, I became impassioned with 20th-century American literature while a high school student of Dr. Willis Brenner who taught my English classes in my junior and senior years. Dr. Brenner had a contagious enthusiasm for great American literature that I couldn't resist. As a result, I went on to major in English Literature at Michigan State University. I became a certified ELA (English) teacher for secondary school and was quickly found myself disappointed that students were no longer being exposed to works of writers like Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Bradbury, Melville, Steinbeck, and others. It seems that the works of these American greats ended up on the trash heap of the politician's new vision of what getting a real education means. 
-Reading will be necessary (reading intensive class) during the course of every week (approximately 60-100 pages a week), and note-taking assignments from the week's reading for additional discussion in class.

-Possibly watching movies made from the novels for in-class discussions.
Just a copy of the novel.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No grade will be given, but homeschoolers may contact me for any special needs.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
References to sex (inferred) and some violence. Not graphic. Reviews are all over the place on what the minimum age for this book should be. Maturity level, of course, has much to do with whether a child is ready for this novel. Some say 13 is fine, while other say 16. It's been taught at both the middle school level (8th Grade) and, of course, in high schools.
Students will need a copy of the novel. The book can be purchased on Amazon for about $10.00.


Brin Lewis
Lives in the United States
College Bound, College Ready
94 total reviews
185 completed classes

About Me

Hi, and thank you for considering one of my classes. My name is Brin Lewis and I would like to help prepare your child for college in areas that are critical for your child's success beyond high school. It is to this end that I decided to become... 
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