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Learning to Love Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet

In this 4-week literature study and discussion class, students will truly understand the tragic (not romantic) story of Romeo & Juliet
Sean Foster Collins, BA, BEd.
292 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 13 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 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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Class Experience

Students will learn the story of Romeo & Juliet and feel empowered to truly understand Shakespeare's language, his poetic style, and his insights into human nature.
Prior to joining Outschool in 2020, I was a classroom teacher of middle school and high school specializing in senior level English for more than 20 years. I have taught Shakespearean texts to students from grade 7 to 12.  I have a bachelor's degree in English from Trent University in Ontario, Canada and a bachelor's of Education from the University of Western Sydney in Australia.
Guided questions based on the material read in class.
Occasional self-directed reading at home of a scene or two.
An optional project that can suit students interest and skill level best.  It can be a formal written essay or a creative project.  This will be determined collaboratively with the students. 
A PDF text of the play as well as a package of guided reading questions will be provided by the teacher.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students are assessed informally each class through questioning and discussion.  The optional final project will provide an opportunity for a more formal assessment.
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The play presents violent imagery and mature themes about life, death, and suicide that some students may find upsetting.
The teacher will provide a PDF of the text of the play that students can view or print if they would like a hard copy.


Sean Foster Collins, BA, BEd.Learn with Sean!
292 total reviews
263 completed classes

About Me

Teacher Sean Foster Collins has been teaching English and Humanities since 2002.  He teaches ESL, English, Writer’s Craft, as well as junior and senior Law classes.  His experience includes middle school and high school teaching in Toronto,... 
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