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Pioneering Writers: Women Writers of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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Jennifer Smith, M.A. in English (she/her)
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(130)
In this 2-week literature class, students will learn about four women writers who courageously forged paths in the literary world. Featured are Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler, George Sand, & Virginia Woolf.

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US Grade 9 - 12
Students will broaden their literary horizons and learn how four fierce women writers shook the status quo in order to break barriers in the writing world and pave, not only their way, but the way of women writers to this day. 
I am a published writer. The title of my book is Mountains and Melancholy: A Collection of Poems About Life With Depression.  Also, I was a mental health blogger for the Coping With Depression blog at HealthyPlace.com from August 2017 until April 2020. I'm sharing this information here to show that I am capable of handling this topic in a sensitive and educated manner. The discussions about depression and other mental illnesses and suicide will be handled with gentleness and sensitivity. There will be openness and ample space and time given for students to share their thoughts and feelings.

I have been an avid reader since elementary school. I became a passionate reader of female writers when I was in high school and was first introduced to Maya Angelou. I was hooked and never looked back. 

I have been writing creatively and expressively since I was a child. I taught writing in the public school system for several years. I've been teaching writing to my own children as a homeschool parent for the past sixteen years. I also lead writing workshops for adults. I am currently enrolled in graduate school working on my MA in English.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.
Homework Offered
There is no assigned mandatory homework, but optional readings will be provided for those interested.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Student learning progress will be assessed through class discussion and participation.
Grades Offered
 1 file available upon enrollment
I will supply the needed materials for the course.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There will be brief discussions of mental illness, suicide, sexism, and racism. There will also be some discussions about sexuality. Each of these topics will be handled sensitively and with the utmost respect for both students and parents. The discussions about sexism and racism will also be handled in the same way. I will guide the discussion, oversee what is being said, and allow students to express their feelings and thoughts in a safe and respectful manner. As for discussions of sexuality, there will be nothing overt or graphic. The topics will center on liberation and freedom for women and will be handled in a delicate and tasteful manner. Please be assured these discussions are just one facet of the class. Our main focus will be on the courage and strength of these women and the power of their written words.  
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(130)
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I teach Literature, Writing, Poetry, Mythology, and Folklore classes for Middle and High School. I also teach a small selection of classes for elementary-aged students and preschoolers.

I have a BS in Elementary Education and a MA in English. I... 
Group Class

$26

for 2 classes
1x per week, 2 weeks
55 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 14-18
2-10 learners per class

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