Learning Literary Devices: Middle School Edition

Join me as we investigate a new literary device each week! We will take a closer look at the way in which these devices are used by authors, dig deeper into why they are used, and learn how to better connect to the literature we read.
Beth Roussakis, M.Ed.
668 total reviews for this teacher
10 reviews for this class
Completed by 70 learners

50 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Thu May 26

Meets Once per week
6:30pm - 7:20pm
4 learners enrolled

Next on Tue Sep 6

Meets Once per week
7:30pm - 8:20pm

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Class Experience

-Students will improve their understanding of the literary devices used by authors across genres.
-Students will learn to better connect and understand the literature they read by thinking critically about the devices used.
-Students will be able to apply literary devices to their own creative writing. 
Optional homework assignments will be given for the learners to apply the knowledge they gain in class. 
Most classes will require a notebook/pencil. All worksheets needed will be provided by the teacher. If the learner prefers to play games like Kahoot on a separate device, then that will also be needed. 
I will informally assess learner understanding through questioning, interactive in-class projects, and games. 
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Beth Roussakis, M.Ed.Certified Special Education teacher; Wilson Reading System Dyslexia Practitioner
668 total reviews
357 completed classes

About Me

I have a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.Ed. in Special Education with a level 2 certificate as a Wilson Reading System instructor (a multi-sensory reading/phonics program). I taught second grade through eighth grade over the course of... 
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