Regency Readers: Emma

Explore Jane Austen's class novel through virtual field trips, writing exercises, and collaborative discussion. This 8-week online course will build critical reading comprehension skills as we study the book through a feminist lens.
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55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 8 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

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Class Experience

Learners will be able to chart the progress of a character over time.
Learners will be able to identify character traits, including flaws.
Learners will be able to write a cohesive persuasive essay.
Learners will be able to use textual evidence to support their claims.
I graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English teaching. I have been teaching online or in a classroom for many years. I love working with learners to improve reading comprehension and draw meaning from texts. Jane Austen novels are some of my favorite books and I have read "Emma" many times!
Learners will be expected to read the assigned chapters before the start of class each week. This will be around 7 chapters every week, or one chapter a day.

We will do as much of our writing work in class as possible, but learners may need to spend some time outside of class finishing and refining their writing.
Learners will need a copy of "Emma," whether this is a hard copy, an ebook, or an audiobook.

They will also need a way to view Nearpod, typically a second device such as a phone or tablet.
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Learners will be assessed based on their participation in class discussion and completion of writing assignments throughout the class. This will be reported to learners through informal feedback. Letter grades are available if requested at least 24 hours before the start of our first class.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
"Emma" by Jane Austen


Mary Probst
Lives in the United States
Qualified English and Language Arts Teacher, History and Baking Enthusiast
79 total reviews
82 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Mary Probst and I am so excited to be teaching on the Outschool platform.

I studied English Education at Brigham Young University. I graduated in 2015 after taking courses in a wide variety of literature, literary analysis,... 
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