The Pearl, by John Steinbeck - Literature Book Discussion

In this three week class, students will delve into this classic book and discuss the novels themes of greed, prejudice, and the importance of family.
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30 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 3 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
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Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Class Experience

Students will understand the personality and motivation of the characters as well as the themes in this novel.
I am a certified teacher with 22 years of experience teaching Language Arts.  Currently, I teach middle school and high school English, literature, and writing.  I have taught and lead book discussions on The Pearl for over ten years in my own high school English class.
Your student will need to print out and consider the "Think About" discussion questions before each class.  Optional writing promos will be assigned.
Your student will need the novel, The Pearl by John Steinbeck.
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30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Ruth ButlerTeaching Writing and Art is my Passion!
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About Me


My name is Ruth Butler, and I have been teaching writing, literature, and creative writing for over 23 years.  I believe that every student has the potential to have fun writing and to write well. Currently, I teach middle school and high... 
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