English

Literature/History: College Prep Must-Read Books-Animal Farm, George Orwell, Save $5.00

The featured classic novel for this 4 week cross-curricular course is Animal Farm, by George Orwell. Written in 1945, Animal Farm is an allegorical novella that is a humorous fable with a serious side. Learn more...
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50 minutes

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Once per week

over 5 weeks

13-17

year olds

3-6

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per learner - per class

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Class Experience

Having been an avid reader since grade school, I became impassioned with 20th century American literature while a high school student of Dr. Willis Brenner who taught my English literature classes in my junior and senior year. Dr. Brenner had a contagious enthusiasm for great American literature that I couldn't resist. As a result, I went on to major in English Literature at Michigan State University. I became a certified ELA (English) teacher for secondary school and was quickly found myself disappointed that students were no longer being exposed to works of writers like Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Bradbury, Melville, Steinbeck, or many others. It seems that the works of these American greats ended up on the trash heap of the politician's new vision of what getting a real education means. 
-Reading will be necessary (reading intensive class) during the course of every week, worksheets for the weeks reading to serve as additional  discussion in class.
-Watching a movie made from the novel for in-class discussion.
A copy of the book is required. The edition we will be working with is: The Illustrated Animal Farm: (Penguin Classics), $12.24. This is a published edition and not a "print-on-demand" version that are sometimes sold on Amazon, so the quality is protected. If you already have a copy of the book your child may use it; it is just easier if we work off one edition so the page references are the same. I have included the link to the book below:

https://www.amazon.com/Animal-Farm-Illustrated-Anniversary-Classics/dp/024119668X/ref=sr_1_4?crid=358QC1T2T5NX4&dchild=1&keywords=animal+farm+by+george+orwell+75th+anniversary&qid=1607003841&sprefix=animal+farm+by+george+orwell+anniversary+%2Caps%2C180&sr=8-4
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Unless a parent requests a grade be given there is no grading in the class--just a lot of learning. Homeschoolers should contact me if they have special needs. 
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
None
Worksheets will sent students covering their reading assignment for the week.

A copy of the book is required. The edition we will be working with is: The Illustrated Animal Farm: The Illustrated Edition A Fairy Story (Penguin Classics), $12.24. This is a published edition and not a "print-on-demand" version that are sometimes sold on Amazon, so the quality is protected. If you already have a copy of the book your child may use it; it is just easier if we work off one edition so the page references are the same. I have included the link to the book below:

https://www.amazon.com/Animal-Farm-Illustrated-Anniversary-Classics/dp/024119668X/ref=sr_1_4?crid=358QC1T2T5NX4&dchild=1&keywords=animal+farm+by+george+orwell+75th+anniversary&qid=1607003841&sprefix=animal+farm+by+george+orwell+anniversary+%2Caps%2C180&sr=8-4

Please try to purchase the edition of the book suggested. Different editions, including electronic editions, result in delays as we read through key passages in class. With different editions, we spend far too much class time having students trying to find the page or paragraph we will be studying. Do not allow your student to simply listen to a recording of the book, this simply will not work in a class like this because it severely limits the student's ability to participate in class. Students must at least have a hard copy of the book.

Teacher

Brin LewisCollege Bound, College Ready
80 total reviews
136 completed classes

About Me

Hi, and thank you for considering one of my classes. My name is Brin Lewis and I would like to help prepare your child for college in areas that are critical for your child's success beyond high school. It is to this end that I decided to become... 
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