Guthriegabs Summer Reading Lord of the Flies Novel Study

This 4 week book study helps readers to understand the complicated themes in this literature classic by focusing on the key themes of chaos and control.
K. Guthriegabs
329 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 2 learners

45 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

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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Available Times

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Tue Jul 12

Jul 12 - Aug 4 (4 weeks)
Tu, Th
10pm - 10:45pm
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Class Experience

Understand and explain the key theme of survival.
Analyze the main characters.
Make comparisons and contrasts with stories and movies that students are familiar with prior to reading the story. 
Discuss the writing craft and literary devices that the author uses throughout the book. 
I am a licensed teacher and have taught middle school for over 15 years. I was chosen as Reading and Writing teacher of the year on two occasions  during my classroom teaching years. I understand that  not every reader is an eager reader. 
Readers will need to read a set number of pages/chapters before each class.
Short writing assignments will be assigned and completed at the option of the reader. 
"Lord of the Flies" by William Golding
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The story's main theme is about survival, community, and obstacles. The opening chapter begins with students having been the victims of an airplane accident where different British students are left to survive on their own as they await rescue. As you can imagine, not all goes well. There are several detailed sections that violent. Not all of the students survive to be rescued. 

One of the main elements is an unknown beast that  scares several of the younger boys. Because the term is "the Beast", some readers may choose to bring up the Christian devil or references to tthe beast in the Christian biible. If this becomes a topic of discussion, I will gladly enable comparisons to what the readers know from other books that they have read, including the Christian bible. I will not introduce this topic during the book study. 

Violence is a key theme in the book including the killing of one of the boys and of a wild pig. The pig's head is put upon a spike and becomes the "Lord of the Flies."  As a parent, you know your learner best, and can decide if this book is an appropriate read. 
"Lord of the Flies" by William Golding


K. Guthriegabs
Lives in the United States
Kim Guthrie M.Ed., M. Ed. Admin.
329 total reviews
416 completed classes

About Me

I believe that students need to see the personal side of the world. When students begin to see a unique story in a history or science lesson, they become engaged and learn. 

 I speak French and love to travel to countries where I can immerse... 
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