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over 4 weeks
learners per class
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Let's read and discuss The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This novel tells the powerful story of healing, the power of our thoughts, nature, personal growth, and friendship. Students will read chapters of the book before class. During class, we will discuss what we read. Students are strongly encouraged to ask questions and to share their thoughts about the book during class. This class will meet 1 time a week for 4 weeks. Each week we will review the assigned chapters with...
I am certified to teach English Language Arts and social studies. I will talk a bit about the background of the novel and address outdated language as sensitively as possible as it comes up. I will help put this language in context. It important to remember that this book was published in 1911, over 100 year ago. I acknowledge that some of the language is insensitive and hurtful to some readers. However, it is also worth noting books and movies we enjoy today may be considered offensive to people living in the future. This is something we may discuss in class as we deal with scenes and/or language that feel outdated and even offensive by today's standards.
Students will need to read the assigned chapters before class.
A copy of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett in print or digital format. Listening to the audiobook is also fine. This book is in the public domain. You can read it for free at projectguttenburg.com.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The Secret Garden is a classic novel that was published in 1911.It The novel takes place during 1901. The novel takes place during the time period when England colonized and ruled over India. While the overall message and themes of the story are timeless and wonderful, there are some aspects of this book that may be offensive to some readers today. For example, the maid expresses excitement about meeting a "black" from India and the main character gets very offended by this. There is also a boy who is physically disabled and is referred to with terms such as "cripple" that we no longer use today. This kind of language will be addressed when and if it is encountered during close readings of the text in class. The main character also deals with neglect from her parents at the beginning of the story. She is also somewhat neglected by the uncle she is sent to live with after the death of both her parents. The first chapter has a scene where the main character is left alone in a house after everyone who lives there dies of illness or leaves suddenly. The novel deals with themes of illness, despair, and death. It also deals with themes of new beginnings, becoming a nicer person, showing empathy, finding happiness after loss, and hope.
Linda Newell Lu
English & Social Studies Teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
71 total reviews
115 completed classes
Hello families! My name is Linda Lu. I teach English Language Arts and social studies at a middle school in the United States. My education includes a Master's Degree in Teaching and a Bachelor's degree in English. Additionally, I am certified...