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

Brin Lewis
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(122)
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!

Class experience

US Grade 7 - 10
Advanced Level
-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. 
Homework Offered
-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.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
A copy of the book is required, specifically the edition listed below. It's important that everyone have the same edition of the novel; otherwise, much time is wasted in class as students search for passages as we skip around the novel while studying it. 

Please purchase the edition that can be found on Amazon using the link below.

Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
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.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(122)
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... 
Group Class


for 6 classes
1x per week, 6 weeks
50 min

Completed by 57 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
1-6 learners per class

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