One on One Literature Discussions With Mr. Hodge
An ongoing course in which we discuss literature: how to read effectively for meaning.
US Grade 8 - 12
This course will be geared toward literature in general, focusing on better reading, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. Language usage will be another component. We will utilize a broad range of material, from short stories to excerpts from full novels and classic works. These need not be done all at once, so it may take multiple days to cover a given piece (the option also exists to take works piece-meal). As this is a one on one class, participation is a must (don't be shy!). The...
Students will improve their literary reading skills through guidance and application of literary devices. This will include, but is not limited to, figures of speech, language, and historical period of the given piece.
As an English Teacher I have worked over the years with many novels, some of which at one time or another have found themselves on the banned book list (keep in mind, Harry Potter was also once a banned book!).
Pencil, paper (preferably a reading journal of some kind). Additional sources I should be able to provide (reading material).
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
As with all stories, they will contain human experiences. For example: Hemingway writes about war, bullfights, and the outdoor lifestyle, among other things. Other works refer to human relationships. Characters oftentimes come from different backgrounds (race, religion, morality, etc.).
Meet the teacher
Greetings and salutations! I am Mr. Hodge, and I come from a very varied background! I am an English teacher by trade, and a History buff by nature. I am skilled with a book, hammer, and soil. I know about health and nutrition, and I dabble in the...
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