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Middle School (6th-8th Grade) ELA Full Semester Flex Class: Literary

In this 13 week flex class, students are introduced to the building blocks of a good story, read five classic short stories, and write a short story using the skills learned in the class. Perfect for advanced 6th graders through 8th grade.
Kelly Locker
23 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 5 learners
No live meetings
Over 13 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse 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

Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun Sep 11

Sep 11 - Dec 10 (13 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

The learning goals for this unit are for students to be able to analyze the plot, characterization, setting, conflict, use of irony, perspective, use of foreshadowing, and themes of the stories.  As students begin to analyze this fiction, they will improve their reading comprehension.  Students will also be able to use these literary devices in their creative writing.
I have taught middle school reading for fourteen years. These short stories are some of my favorites to teach.  By learning these building blocks of literature, students will be more prepared to not only read and understand, but to also be able to analyze literature in the upper grades.
There will be 1-2 hours of homework each week.
Students should have access to a Google drive.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
The lesson structure offers opportunities for assessment as the lessons progress. The teacher will check for comprehension and understanding through the written assignments and discussions on FlipGrid.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Some of the short stories in this class deal with death, murder, and implied death.  The death is not the focus of the lesson.


Kelly Locker
Lives in the United States
Literature Lover, middle school teacher, mom
23 total reviews
33 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Kelly Locker, and I have been a middle school teacher in Kentucky for 18 years and an online teacher for 5 years.  Literature is my passion.  As a National Board certified library media specialist with a Masters in Reading and... 
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