The Wilderness of Human Nature: A Book Study of "The Lord of the Flies"
In this 10 Week Course, students will read, and analyze Willam Golding's Lord of the Flies.
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learners per class
$18 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 10 weeks
55 minutes per class
Week 1: Primer on Literature & Critical Analysis The first week of classes will be a primer on reading fiction, literary devices, and close-reading strategies. This will be a preparatory immersion into the world of literature and critical analysis. We will cover literary terms, devices, as well as strategies to become an effective reader. The student will have a comprehensive toolkit when he/she begins to read in our second week of classes. Week 2: Chaps 1-2; Author Background;...
Students will be required to: - read the novel, -write summaries for each chapter, -complete comprehension quizzes and exams, -complete written responses both short and long -the course will culminate in a 5-10 page essay on the novel. This writing assignment will require a very small amount of research. **There will be some group work in class and an opportunity to work as a group outside class as well**
Learners will need a copy of the novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding. They will also need pencils, papers, notebooks, and index cards.
The student's progress will be assessed in several ways throughout the course, including but not limited to: -the student's ability to write effective summaries of the individual chapters as well as the overall plot -the student's comprehension of the reading material assigned including the novel, as well as some supplementary articles -the student's ability to close read and mine for deeper meanings that are not explicitly stated in the novel -the student's ability to understand the difference between figurative and literal language -the student's ability to spot the figurative language and other literary devices -the student's ability to discern symbolism, allegory and other literary devices -the student's ability to write clear, persuasive responses that include textual details and illustrate a deeper understanding of the novel
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 4+ hours per week outside of class.
The novel has a few moments of violence and some darker imagery, but it is not gratuitous and serves the themes and symbolism the author is putting forward. Some of our discussions will pertain to human nature and the problem of evil; is it inherent in human nature or learned behavior. Many middle and high schools across America read this classic novel in English Langauge Arts classes.
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