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The Scarlet Pimpernel: Novel Study and Essay

Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (2)
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In this fun English class, we read "The Scarlet Pimpernel," trace the lineage of Batman and other heroes, and write a compare-contrast essay.
Tassie Bauman Smith
Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (368)
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year old learners
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Charged upfront
$10 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 4 weeks
55 minutes per class


Class Experience

Students will gain a new appreciation for the novel the Scarlet Pimpernel, recognize its role in bringing forward our modern day superhero culture, and write a compare/contrast essay. 
Every week the students will have a homework assignment.
Week 1: Pick a topic and write a 1 paragraph proposal.
Week 2: Students will turn in an outline of their essay.
Week 3: Watch the Scarlet Pimpernel. Turn in rough draft.
Week 4: Turn in the final project (2-4 hours of work estimated)
Students will need to purchase a copy of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Students can purchase, rent or use Youtube to watch the movie.
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A grade can be assigned for any parent who requests it.  20 points will be class participation. 30 points will be homework; 50 points the final project.  
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
There is a significant amount of melodrama, violence and romance in the book. There is heavy use of euphemism and some British curse words in the book (For example, "zounds" and "gads.") I would the books rating on a modern scale of around PG-13.  There is also a prejudiced/very negative depiction of an elderly Jew by the antagonists.  The book's take is to make fun of their prejudice. We will discuss the issue of anti-semitism briefly. 

Meet the teacher

Tassie Bauman Smith
Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (368)
I teach all kinds of English classes including writing, grammar, literature, and ESL.  I am an avid reader of fiction and non-fiction especially poetry, science fiction, and fantasy. 

I have been teaching for more than 10 years.  I taught English... 
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