How to Write a Literary Analysis Essay Writing Camp

In this multi-day class, students will learn the basics elements of literary analysis essays, breaking down a prompt, and writing the essay, all while receiving constructive feedback from the teacher.
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55 minutes

per class

5x per week

over 1 week


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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Class Experience

Students will improve their understanding of:
1.) Literary Analysis Essay Format
2.) The Writing Process
3.) Breaking Down Prompts
4.) Finding Evidence
I absolutely love teaching. I've been a certified and licensed teacher for almost eight years. Professionally, I've taught several subject areas, including English, Social Studies, and Study Skills, primarily in the middle school to high school age ranges. Literary Analysis essays are the core of my teaching, as I feel it is one of the best ways to allow students to express themselves, while also preparing them for high-stakes testing. Teaching virtually for the past year, I'm thrilled to bring my expertise to the Outschool platform, offering interactive classes to all students. 
Students will be required to complete the writing portion of the prompt and submit it to the teacher for feedback.
A pdf copy and audio version of the short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe will be posted 12 hours before the start of class. Students will also be provided slides to walk them through the brainstorm and writing process. Students will need to print this out or be able to mark it up using the digital annotation tool Kami (there is a free Google Chome add-on). Students may also want notebook paper and pens should they prefer to manually complete the activities in the class.
Leaner essays will be assessed using a 4-point literary analysis rubric.
4 hours 35 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Parents need to know that Edgar Allan Poe's works are often required reading at the middle school or high school level. Poe is considered the originator of detective fiction, and one of the most important proponents of short fiction. His intense and beautifully written stories focus on the macabre -- themes of murder, sickness, darkness, and danger abound. Many of the stories are violent and extremely frightening: People (dead or alive) are hidden in walls by madmen, torn or cut to pieces, or tortured under unbearable conditions. 


Mrs. Alexandrea Brumfield, M. EdPassionate English & History Enthusiast; Home Cook; Journal Lover
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59 completed classes

About Me

Hi! My name is Alex! I'm so glad you're here! 

My philosophy behind teaching can best be summed up in two words, "holistic learning." In my experience, kids learn best when learning skills in environments that are most engaging to them, lead by a... 
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