So the Story Goes: English with Film & Literature
It's great literature and great fun! Students learn how to analyze literature through film then read various genres of literature, discuss it with peers, and write short analytical pieces, learning to communicate their analysis in writing.
year old learners
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
55 minutes per class
US Grade 5 - 8
Grab the popcorn because we use film in the first 12 lessons in this class to teach elements of literature and how to analyze, evaluate, and think critically about narratives. Hang on to that popcorn because we launch into great literature, classic pieces with rich storylines. Students apply their newly acquired analytical skills to short literature in the second half of the school year. Short stories are special. They quickly introduce us to characters, settings, conflicts, and themes that...
Mrs. Lemons has a B.A. in English/Literature and an M.Ed in Education Administration. She has a teaching and principal's license and is endorsed to teach English and History. She has many years of experience teaching in public and private schools at every level, including undergraduate and graduate students at Colorado Christian University seeking their teaching licenses. She is a teacher of teachers. If sensitive topics and issues pop up in student discussions, I fall back on my English literature education degree, teacher training, and years of English teaching experience. We analyze the historical context in which novels were written, the author's background and worldview, and the story's time period. Discussion is focused on what the characters believe, what the author believed, and what beliefs were central to literary periods of time, such as the romantics or even the dark romantics. Students' various ideas and opinions are respected.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
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