High School English - A Semester-Long Course (Frankenstein and Oedipus Rex)

In this 14-week course, students will develop their English skills through a non-fiction unit, two novel studies (Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Oedipus Rex by Sophocles), a research unit, and a creative writing unit.
Kaitlyn Fischer: Close-Reading Specialist
705 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 18 learners

45 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 14 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

Pacific Time

Thu Aug 18

Aug 18 - Nov 22 (14 weeks)
Th, Tu
8pm - 8:45pm

Wed Sep 7

Sep 7 - Dec 16 (14 weeks)
We, Fr
1pm - 1:45pm
1 learner enrolled

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Class Experience

The following is a list of the skills that we will be covering as a class. These will be sprinkled in throughout the unit and they will build on one another. 
     - Plot Diagramming
     - Character Development
     - Conflict
     - Theme
     - Symbolism
     - Allegory
     - Research
     - Non-Fiction Reading
     - Non-Fiction Writing
     - Creative Writing
     - Analysis
     - Presenting
     - Debating
     - Various Literary Devices
     - Socratic Seminar Discussions
     - Annotating
     - Note-Taking
     - Prompt-Writing
     - Essay-Writing
     - Journaling
     - Email Writing
     - And More!
I have been teaching professionally for over 5 years in both Missouri and in Colorado. I have been on Outschool for over a year and can provide links to classes where I teach the concepts of this semester-long class so you can look through them and look at the reviews to see how other parents and students have reacted to my courses. I am happy to answer any questions that you have!

Classic Literature - A Novel Study (A course where students choose the novels we read)
     - In this course, I have taught both Frankenstein and Oedipus Rex/
     - https://outschool.com/classes/classic-literature-novel-study-V9NC71b3?usid=l0R3fRwf&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link
Writing a Novel (Employs the creative writing skills that we will be using in our course)
     - https://outschool.com/classes/writing-a-novel-or-short-story-on-going-workshops-YTo8o2q7?usid=l0R3fRwf&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link
Writing Historical Fiction (Employs the creative writing skills that we will be using in our course)
     - https://outschool.com/classes/writing-short-stories-historical-fiction-xTk6Rddd?usid=l0R3fRwf&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link
High School Research Skills: Level I
     - https://outschool.com/classes/high-school-research-developing-skills-CnfSxLHD?usid=l0R3fRwf&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link
High School Research Skills: Level 2
     - https://outschool.com/classes/high-school-research-ii-perfecting-skills-SrlmIdgF?usid=l0R3fRwf&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link
Annotations: The Key to Close Reading (Non-Fiction Unit skills)
     - https://outschool.com/classes/annotations-the-key-to-close-reading-uaev8ybk?usid=l0R3fRwf&signup=true&utm_campaign=share_activity_link
Students will be asked to complete all of their reading outside of class. If some of our writing work is unfinished after class, students will be asked to complete that work outside of class as well. But the majority of work will be completed in class.
Students will need to purchase the novels and have access to the literature pieces with copyrights. Some of the work we will be working with will be creative commons work or will be out of copyright. These we can access without an issue. All work we complete (the curriculum itself) is developed by me so there is no need to purchase a copyrighted curriculum!
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Here are the parental guides from common sense media and a plot overview for our two novel studies:
     - Frankenstein: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/frankenstein
     - Oedipus Rex: https://www.litcharts.com/lit/oedipus-rex/summary


Kaitlyn Fischer: Close-Reading SpecialistHigh School and Middle School English
705 total reviews
418 completed classes

About Me


My name is Kaitlyn Fischer and I have taught high school and middle school English and have also taught middle school math. I have worked in both Missouri and in Colorado. I have taught all of the following classes: AP Language and... 
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