Middle School English Language Arts Sem 6: Drama With Shakespeare

It's the pinnacle semester of middle school English! Students will fall in love with Shakespeare through a study of A Midsummer Night's Dream as they master skills to be successful in high school English. This is a middle school highlight!
371 total reviews for this teacher
New class

55 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 13 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

Mon Jan 9, 2023

Jan 9, 2023 - Apr 12, 2023 (13 weeks)
Mo, We
5pm - 5:55pm
Taught by:
Karen Lemons

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Class Experience

Students will: 
1.write effectively for both purpose, function, and style.
2. read with passion and fall in love with books. 
3. read critically and think critically. 
4. communicate in various settings. 
Mrs. Lemons has a B.A. in English Literature, a minor in Education, and a Master's in Education Administration. She has her teaching certificate and principal's license, and she is certified to teach English / Language Arts and History / Social Studies. She has many years of experience at the middle and high school levels. Further, she is an adjunct faculty member at Colorado Christian University, supervising teaching candidates in their undergraduate and graduate programs. She is a teacher of teachers. All that being said, middle school is her jam! 
Students will read 20 minutes, five nights a week. They will also have homework which should take them 30-60 minutes a week. 
Find a book of your choice. Get the audiobook to go with it for a fun approach. Also, come to class with a notebook for taking notes and a folder to keep the printouts you will get. You need your own copy of the play: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare. Mrs. Lemons will provide everything else.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
I give specific and authentic feedback on student writing through the teacher tab of the classroom and on Google Docs. If you require formal grades, please ask, and I will provide them. 
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" has some implied references to sex. Check out parent reviews at commonsensemedia.org. 

Sometimes we come across mature themes in literature. Through experience, training, sensitivity, and compassion, I choose quality literature that helps students understand themselves and the world in which they live a little better as they consider various cultures. Sensitive material and themes, such as racism, prejudices, death, oppression, religion, etc., are handled with respect for the humanity and dignity of all individuals. Historical context is important and the way ideas change over time can be considered. I avoid literature with sexual themes as the main focus and leave that particular theme to parents. Literature has religious allusions, and I sometimes point them out so that students understand the literary and cultural relevance of such. Discussion is focused on what the characters believe, what the author believes, and what beliefs were central to periods of time, such as the belief systems of various individuals during the Holocaust. A particular religion or a belief system is neither favored nor advanced by me as I strive for neutrality; however, students are freely allowed to share their own opinions and worldviews. And they will be respected. It is my job to get students thinking, not to indoctrinate. Parents are welcome to listen in to class or to watch the recording, which I automatically post. I encourage students to talk to their parents about the literature and the issues we discuss. Students choose their own novels for this class and present "Book Talks." I leave their choices to them and encourage parental involvement in that regard. 

Offered by

Lemons-Aid Education by Karen Lemons
Lives in the United States
Equipping learners to accomplish their goals and realize their dreams!
371 total reviews
375 completed classes

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