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Lord of the Flies Book Discussion: Flexible Schedule

In this 4-week course, students will read and discuss William Golding's symbolic and savage Lord of the Flies
Janelle Fila
885 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 5 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

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Class Experience

Week One: Chapters 1-3
Week Two: Chapters 4-6
Week Three Chapters 7-9
Week Four Chapters 10-12
I have a Master's Degree in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults. I was a substitute teacher for three years before teaching full-time on Outschool for multiple years. I have been blessed to discuss Lord of the Flies in the classroom many times, including my own high school reading experience! As an adult, I have reread this book multiple times because I learn something new every time I am exposed to this story. It is an excellent book to discuss because it brings up controversial questions about human nature, nature versus nurture, violence in our society, and adult hypocrisy (how can we say that the children's violence is wrong when there is a war going on?). I am excited to read it alongside your student to see what emotions, feelings, and gut reactions Lord of the Flies stirs up for them.
Students will read three chapters a week on their own time. Each Sunday, students will have access to the new video and a corresponding one page worksheet with discussion questions and places for fill-in-the blank answers. Each week, I assign a short writing assignment focused around that week's discussion questions and ask the students to share their responses in the classroom. There are also daily activities each day like vocabulary words, an I Spy game, word searches and crossword puzzles to test their comprehension from the weekly chapters. 
The students will need a copy of Lord of the Flies to read on their own. It can be borrowed from the library or even listened to as an audio book. The students will not need a physical copy of the story in class, although they may find it helpful to have while filling out their worksheets or working on their writing assignment.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The more questions, comments, and posts that students share in the classroom, the more I can understand their knowledge and comprehension of the topics we are discussing.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
According to Parents need to know that Lord of the Flies has been described as dark, brutal, pessimistic, and tragic. Characters slaughter both an animal and a human in this story. Because of it's dark and violent nature, it may not be suitable for all students. Yet it deals with a fundamental issue of humanity: Are people naturally prone to evil? This and other issues in this novel would be invaluable for parent-child discussion, on both theological and humanist levels. 


Janelle FilaLet's have some fun together!
885 total reviews
727 completed classes

About Me

I have a Master's degree in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults, so I teach reading and writing classes. I worked as a substitute teacher for 3 years, in all age ranges and subject levels. 
This experience taught me that most kids enjoy... 
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