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Lord of the Flies Book Discussion

Janelle Fila
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In this 4-week course, students will read and discuss William Golding's symbolic and savage Lord of the Flies #academic

Class experience

US Grade 8 - 11
4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Chapters 1-3
Video lesson, worksheet, vocabulary words, writing assignment, and optional Kahoot! review quiz
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Chapters 4-6
Video lesson, worksheet, vocabulary words, writing assignment, and optional Kahoot! review quiz
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Chapters 7-9
Video lesson, worksheet, vocabulary words, writing assignment, and optional Kahoot! review quiz
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Chapters 10-12
Video lesson, worksheet, vocabulary words, writing assignment, and optional Kahoot! review quiz
  • 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 currently teach English Composition for a local nursing college. 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.
Homework Offered
Students will read three chapters a week on their own time. 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 activities like vocabulary words and an optional Kahoot! review quiz to test their comprehension from the weekly chapters.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
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.
Grades Offered
Please let me know if you require a grade for this course.
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.
According to commonsensemedia.org: 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. 
Joined June, 2019
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree in Music/Theater/Arts
I currently teach English Composition at the collegiate level. 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... 
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4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher support
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Ages: 13-18

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