Project-Based Middle School English - Creative Projects and Literary Analysis

A 15-week ELA course for upper middle school students. The focus of this course is on acclaimed literature and meaningful work.
240 total reviews for this teacher
New class

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 15 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

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu Sep 1

Sep 1 - Dec 22 (15 weeks)
8pm - 8:50pm

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Class Experience

Students will grow as readers and writers while learning to make connections with the books they read. Students will demonstrate their critical analysis skills through reading responses, class discussions, and essays. Students will also complete creative projects that showcase their understanding of the major themes in the course. 
Students will need to read 5 complete novels and several short stories during this course. Estimated reading time depends on the student, but the average will be 2 to 3 hours a week. If students do better with audiobooks, that is completely acceptable. In addition, students will have 3 reading responses due and will be completing two creative projects and one literary essay. Again time will vary on these, but expect an average of 2 to 3 hours a week. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Learners will use Google Classroom as part of this course primarily to turn in assignments to me. Learners need a google account to join. The code for Google Classroom will be in the Outschool classroom. Please note that learners will not use Google Classroom to communicate and interact.

I sometimes share YouTube links for learners. These will only appear in the Outschool classroom for the student's safety. 

All books are middle-grade or YA level. Please read reviews or pre-read if you have concerns. The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, and Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins all deal with violence directed at young people or adults. There is death in all three stories. The fantasy books will be chosen as we get closer to the start date. 


Jill HarperFun and engaging teacher who is passionate about all students.
240 total reviews
122 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Jill and I am passionate about education and have extensive experience teaching in the online community. I love overseeing book clubs for tweens and teens, sharing my love of literature and film, and offering classes that... 
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