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Lord of the Flies - A Novel Study

In this four week course, students will read and discuss the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding through Socratic Seminars, analysis, collaboration, and more!
Kaitlyn Fischer: Close-Reading Specialist
728 total reviews for this teacher
13 reviews for this class
Completed by 49 learners
45 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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Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Oct 26

Oct 26 - Nov 18 (4 weeks)
We, Fr
10pm - 10:45pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Class Experience

Students will be able to:
          - Read a complex novel for its different literary elements
          - Define and explain the symbols within the novel
          - Collaborate with one another on multiple project activities
          - Compare nightmares to reality within the book
          - Collaborate on disillusionment for both society and the government
          - Analyze the character's development and how it plays a role in the story
          - Discuss instinct vs humanity
          - Analyze the chapter titles for evidence of the story's progression as a whole
          - Debate on the ending of the novel, its meaning, and the truth about society
          - Discuss this question: How do we stay sane in chaos?
I have taught many book studies in my professional career. I am currently running multiple novel studies on Outschool that have been met with great success and interest. I love taking part in discussions and ensuring that the students' needs and interests are met as they read. 
Reading will be required outside of class time to ensure appropriate discussions during class. Students may be asked to complete something that was not finished during class or to bring some information to the group based on the discussions we have!
Students will have the opportunity to determine their final assessment. Options will include: a final Socratic Seminar discussion, a project, an essay, a debate, a presentation, and more.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Lord of the Flies deals with the question "Are humans inherently prone to evil?". Through the use of violence and the need for survival, William Golding strives to answer this question as the boys work to survive while stranded on a deserted island. The violence is considered dark, tragic, and pessimistic as a couple of deaths do occur during the novel. If these topics are something that you student will struggle with, please talk with me ahead of class so that we can create an appropriate strategy for your student. We will discuss the violence and deaths during class as a necessary part of both our understanding of the novel but also the analysis of the novel. Our goal is to answer our question of evil. If you have questions, please talk with me as soon as possible so we can discuss your concerns!


Kaitlyn Fischer: Close-Reading Specialist
Lives in the United States
High School and Middle School English
728 total reviews
457 completed classes

About Me


My name is Kaitlyn Fischer and I have taught high school and middle school English and have also taught middle school math. I have worked in both Missouri and in Colorado. I have taught all of the following classes: AP Language and... 
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