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The Haunting of Hill House: (Don't go into the nursery!)

Read this horror classic and find out why so many people are mad at the novel's Netflixing. (Netflixification?)
Maureen Tobin
175 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 13 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 7 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

My mother sometimes would recite Edgar Allan Poe poems as our bedtimes stories. We teased her about it when we got older, but I am grateful for the early exposure to all kinds of literature, from Chaucer to the Brontes to all sorts of strange and eerie material. It may be why I'm a pretty cheerful person who is totally comfortable with weirdness.

One of my favorite things about being a teacher is finding ways to show reluctant readers how they can better enjoy reading. I like to use a combination of juicy material and proven reading strategies to build interest, proficiency, and confidence.
All background information will be provided. Students will need a copy of the book, either hard, paper, e-, or audio. Here are a few places you can get it: For challenged readers, having audio to read along with can be very helpful. There is a marvelous (and free) Youtube version of the audiobook starting with:
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Warning  (and spoiler alert): The main character dies at the end by driving her car off the road, and a story told by one character to the others involves a suicide and may not be appropriate for all students. Feel free to message me if you have any questions.


Maureen Tobin
Lives in the United States
I Love Literature!
175 total reviews
195 completed classes

About Me

A retired English teacher, I hold an MFA in Creative Writing and a bachelor's degree in Language Arts Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  I currently work as a reading and writing coach for students of all ages. (Continued below... 
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