Literature Study for Middle School: Ongoing Classic Literature and Poetry Study

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(218)
In this weekly class meet up we will discuss books and poems, language, book genres and themes in classical literature. This class is year round with some breaks for students and the teacher.

Class Experience

US Grade 6 - 8
Students will learn the following:
--How to share and relate to fellow students.
--Elements of a novel such as (but not limited to) theme, characters, foreshadowing, plot, book genres, and symbolism.  
--Great books of all genres to read and enjoy. 
--How to relate the themes of great novels to their lives. 
--A brief overview of some poems and literary devices within the poems. 
I graduated with a BA in English and Spanish for secondary school teaching.  I have always loved reading and teaching book studies to students of all ages.  I have taught English, Spanish, ESL, history, and religion classes to students ages 7-18 in the public schools and in private settings. In an effort to better understand and teach World War II and religion classes I have taken a 10-week course in Introduction to Judaism.   I have taught many book studies to ages 8-17 including but not limited to: The Old Man and the Sea, Lord of the Flies, Where the Red Fern Grows, Badge of Courage, The Great Gatsby, The Call of the Wild, The Outsiders, The Scarlet Letter, Tom Sawyer, Maniac Magee, and others.  I am currently teaching Keeper of the Lost Cities and Fablehaven book clubs on Outschool for ages 10-14.  Reading is one of my passions and I love sharing that with my children and my students.
Students will be required to read the selected readings and the study questions and be prepared to discuss both in depth in class.  
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I will give out grades upon parental request.  Students will be graded on their class participation.  
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Some books discuss more mature themes than others.  If you would like any guidance on what will be presented in the books please reach out to me or check out reviews on the Common Sense Media website.  There is some violence in The Outsiders, Revolution is Not a Dinner Party, and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.   

Available times

This class is in high demand!
Table of available sections

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(218)
Hello y'all!  
I am Ms. Shannon and I graduated in 2000 with a BA in English and Spanish secondary education from Appalachian State University in beautiful Boone, North Carolina.  I have taught high school Spanish and Spanish to native speakers in... 
Group Class


1x per week
40 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(11)
Completed by 108 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 11-14
4-12 learners per class

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