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High School Literature Classics From Recommended Reading Lists - Class A

In this semester long course, we will read and discuss some of the greatest classic books from most high school's reading lists.
Becky Matzke
103 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 6 learners
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45 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 11 weeks
13-17
year olds
12-18
learners per class
per learner - per class

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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
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As a certified teacher, we sometimes have to discuss tough and dark issues .  This topic will be discussed with the respect and dignity.  I encourage each parent to research each book to make sure it is a fit for your child and family.  All sensitive topics will be discussed with respect.   This rule is not negotiable.  Respectful discussion is mandatory.
The students will be assigned chapters to read at home, and they should be ready to discuss the chapters in class.  There may also be small writing assignments as well as short discussion questions in the classroom periodically.
Your child will need: A copy of each book, Access to download, print and upload, A spiral notebook would be helpful to organize all notes and writing.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
To Kill a Mockingbird
"To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. Instantly successful, widely read in high schools and middle schools in the United States, it has become a classic of modern American literature, winning the Pulitzer Prize. The plot and characters are loosely based on Lee's observations of her family, her neighbors and an event that occurred near her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, in 1936, when she was ten." - Goodreads.com
This book will require the discussion of racism in our country in the setting of 1936.  As a certified teacher, we sometimes have to discuss tough and dark issues .  This topic will be discussed with the respect and dignity.

1984
George Orwell's thought-provoking novel 1984 covers the themes of dehumanization, isolation, repression, loneliness, social class disparity, and abuse of power. These topics will be discussed in a respectful manner.

Lord of the Flies
"Lord of the Flies is a 1954 novel by Nobel Prize-winning British author William Golding.  The book focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves. Themes include the tension between groupthink and individuality, between rational and emotional reactions, and between morality and immorality." -Wikipedia
This book will discuss savage and primitive behaviors, rational and emotional reactions, and mortality and immortality.

I encourage each parent to research each book to make sure it is a fit for your child and family.  All sensitive topics will be discussed with respect.   This rule is not negotiable.  Respectful discussion is mandatory.

Teacher

Becky MatzkeLet’s Have Fun Learning!!
103 total reviews
128 completed classes

About Me

I am a Texas certified teacher in general education EC-6th grade, ESL and Special Ed EC-12th grade.  I homeschool my children ages 13 & 14 in Utah where we currently reside.  I have taught ELA as well and math/science.  My favorite subject is... 
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