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Narnia Book Club: 'Prince Caspian' by C. S. Lewis

Dr. Anthony Radice
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(384)
In this eight week course, we will enjoy and appreciate 'Prince Caspian', which is part of one of the greatest and most popular series of fiction for young people, 'The Chronicles of Narnia'.

Class experience

I have three university degrees in literature - that's why I get to call myself 'Doctor' Radice. I've also taught literature for more than thirteen years in schools, to classes ranging from age nine to eighteen.
Homework Offered
Chapters are set for reading between classes, and before the first class. Students can do this either by reading on their own, by listening to a parent read the novel, or by listening to an audiobook. I recommend the unabridged audiobook read by Lynn Redgrave, which you can find on Audible here: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Prince-Caspian-The-Chronicles-of-Narnia-Book-2-Audiobook/B004EERIE4 (UK) https://www.audible.com/pd/Prince-Caspian-Audiobook/B002V8OEW4 (USA) The homework reading schedule is as follows: Pre-course reading (before the first class): Chapters One and Two. Before the second class: Chapters Three and Four. Before the third class: Chapters Five and Six. Before the fourth class: Chapters Seven and Eight. Before the fifth class: Chapters Nine and Ten. Before the sixth class: Chapters Eleven and Twelve. Before the seventh class: Chapters Thirteen and Fourteen. Before the eighth class: Chapter Fifteen.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Students will have the option of submitting written work if they wish to receive feedback. Informal oral assessment will also take place in class.
Grades Offered
 1 file available upon enrollment
Students are provided with a guide to the text, which includes extracts, writing activities and quiz questions. They should also purchase a copy of the text itself for their reading homework. Other than this, they only need pen and paper.
There are some violent scenes in the novel. There is a scene where Lucy is almost killed by a bear. There is battle scene at the end. However, there is no gory detail, as the novel is intended for younger readers.

Note that, as with most classic literature, this text has a religious dimension, which needs to be explained as cultural context for the novel to be understood properly, just as it would be if one were studying Dickens or Shakespeare.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(384)
I am an English teacher and an English enthusiast - that’s why I spent so long studying English at university! I have three English degrees from two top British universities (Manchester and Leeds) and more than thirteen years of school teaching... 
Group Class


for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
55 min

Completed by 18 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-13
4-9 learners per class

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