The Old Man and the Sea - A Novel Study

In this two-week course, students will read Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea while studying symbolism, character development, allegory, and other literary devices using Socratic Seminars and journal writing.
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Completed by 24 learners

40 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 2 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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Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu May 19

May 19 - Jun 9 (2 weeks)
2pm - 2:40pm
1 learner enrolled

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Class Experience

Students will be able to:
     - Read The Old Man and the Sea
     - Analyze Character Development
     - Analyze the Symbolism
     - Define and Identify Allegory
     - Participate in Socratic Seminars 
     - Question and Discuss Text
     - Journal Writing 
     - Think Deeply about the Complex Plot
I have taught many book studies in my professional career. I am currently running multiple novel studies on Outschool that have been met with great success and interest. I love taking part in discussions and ensuring that the students' needs and interests are met as they read. We will cover many literary devices throughout our discussions by developing a literary journal documenting our understanding of the text. There will also be an option to write an essay at the end which I am happy to provide feedback or to tutor students on.
Students will be completing all readings outside of class time.
Students will need to get their own copy of The Old Man and the Sea.
Students will have the option to write an essay based on the work that we complete during our discussions and collaborative work together. This is an additional option that will be provided to students and parents after the class. Students are welcome to contact the teacher for opportunities to tutor through this essay, but it will not be a part of the traditional course listed here.
1 hour 20 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Please follow the link to a parental guide to the topics found within The Old Man and the Sea!
     - https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/the-old-man-and-the-sea


Kaitlyn Fischer: Close-Reading SpecialistHigh School and Middle School English
705 total reviews
417 completed classes

About Me


My name is Kaitlyn Fischer and I have taught high school and middle school English and have also taught middle school math. I have worked in both Missouri and in Colorado. I have taught all of the following classes: AP Language and... 
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