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Teen Fantasy Book Club and Discussion Group

In this course, students will meet and discuss fantasy novels to expand their love of fiction and mythology.
Mary Alex Staude (she/her)
51 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 7 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Class Experience

Students will read and discover new fantasy novels and engage in thoughtful discussion about character, plot, fantasy genre devices, and other thematic elements. 
I am a lifelong fan of fantasy books and would love to inspire other students to read frequently. I have an Honors degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and have 8 years of teaching and tutoring experience. 
Each book varies in length and can be up to 400-500 pages. Our class will focus on books that students have completed reading so students should be prepared to read one book a week for this course. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Books selected may contain some mature themes and sensitive material, but there will be no egregious violence, profanity, or sexuality in the books covered in this course. If your child has read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire or the Hunger Games, then these books will be analogous in content. 
During the previous week's class, I will review trigger warnings for the upcoming book and place them in context of larger works. We will not mention any outside material in class.

Parents may use their discretion about reading material mentioned in the course description. 
All books can be found at most school and public libraries, as well as at local bookstores. 

Spring 2021 schedule is as follows
April 7 - Heartless by Marissa Meyer
April 14 - Uprooted by Naomi Novik
April 21  - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
April 28 - Peter and the Star Catchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
May 5 and 12 - Lore by Alexandra Bracken
May 19 - To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
May 26 - The Seventh Raven by David Elliott
June 2 - Carry On by Rainbow Rowell


Mary Alex Staude (she/her)SAT/ACT Tutor
51 total reviews
86 completed classes

About Me

Hi there! I have 8 years of tutoring experience helping students achieve their goals in English and Math. I teach many test preparation courses for the SAT and ACT, as well as essay writing, reading comprehension, algebra and geometry tutoring,... 
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