Reading the Classics - A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens Read Aloud Class
Want to read the classics but find them intimidating? Let's read them together! Join me for this read aloud class where we will read Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities.
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
$7 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 3 weeks
40 minutes per class
Join me as I read A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens! This class is part of my Reading the Classics series, a read aloud series for teens. I believe that children of all ages, not just little ones, benefit from being read to! I will spend the majority of each class reading aloud. After each class, students will be expected to read several chapters on their own before the next class. At the beginning of each class, we will discuss the chapters they read on their own, then I will read as...
Students will learn about character traits, plot, and themes. Students will learn new vocabulary. Students will learn to summarize what they have read. Students will work on interpersonal skills as they discuss the novel with their peers.
I have taught this novel and others like it in the past, both in person and online.
Students will be assigned several chapters to read on their own between class meetings.
Students will need their own copy of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Students can purchase or borrow a copy or they can access a free copy on the Project Gutenberg website.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour 20 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Because we are reading classic literature that was written in a very different time period, the likelihood of coming across something that would not be acceptable in today's literature is high. Many classic novels contain sexism, racism, or other issues that students may not be used to reading. Any time we are reading a novel that contains these issues, I will stop reading and discuss what is wrong about what we read and why we no longer accept that idea or language. Instead of censoring classic literature, I use it as a teaching tool to help students see how much has changed since it was written, as well as how far we still need to go.