New Moon Book Discussion Flexible Schedule: The Twilight Saga
In this 5-week course, students will read and discuss New Moon, the second book in Stephenie Meyer's vampire Twilight saga #academic
US Grade 8 - 11
Students will read approximately four-five chapters a week on their own time. Each week a new video will discuss the pages that the students have previously read. This class does not meet live. The prerecorded sessions will emphasize characters, their motivations, theme, story plausibility, and inferences about what might come next. Each Sunday, students will have access to a video that covers the important elements of the week's reading and a corresponding one page worksheet with...
Week 1 Chapters 1-4 Week 2 Chapters 5-9 Week 3 Chapters 10-14 Week 4 Chapters 15-19 Week 5 Chapters 20-24 and Epilogue
I have a Master's Degree in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults. I was a substitute teacher for three years before teaching on Outschool for multiple years. I currently also teach English Composition classes for different universities. I read the Twilight saga as an adult after a friend talked me into reading it. I couldn't believe how realistic the high school characters seemed. I felt like I was right there in the cafeteria with them! Because this is a romance, this book particularly leads to good discussion about relationships, falling in love, love versus possession, friendship vs. love, and how it is okay (in fact, even important) to have friendships outside of your significant other. It isn't just a love story full of action and can lead to some very serious and important discussions. Bella, Edward and Jacob will always hold a special place in my heart and I hope to share that with readers and future students (although I will always be, unapologetically, Team Jacob!).
Homework OfferedStudents will read approximately four-five 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, and a Kahoot trivia game to test their comprehension from the weekly chapters.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedThe 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.
The students will need a copy of New Moon 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.
Parents need to know that while very mild by the standards of its genre, this is a vampire romance, so there is talk about blood and romantic kissing. There is more action in this sequel, so teen fans will have no trouble racing through it -- and then taking on the next installments in this popular series. Readers will relate to Bella's romantic misery and find it easy to root for her as she races to save Edward from ending his life.
Meet the teacher
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...
$10weekly or $50 for 5 weeks
No live video meetings