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When Women Write: Death on the Nile

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Kendra Fletcher
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(477)
An engaging university-prep study with Agatha Christie, two newlyweds, a murder, and a complicated plot. #academic

Class experience

US Grade 8 - 11
5 lessons//5 Weeks
ย Week 1
Lesson 1
Introductory Lecture and Discussion
During the first live meeting, I will be introducing you to the author and the novel, focusing on cultural, historical, and social issues covered in the story. You don't need to have any of ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜•๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ read yet, but feel free to start it if you like.
ย Week 2
Lesson 2
Discussing Chapters 1-7
During the live meeting, we will discuss Chapters 1-7 by Socratic method. We will also discuss the weekโ€™s project and assignments.
ย Week 3
Lesson 3
Discussing Chapters 8-16
During the live meeting, we will discuss Chapters 8-16 by Socratic method. We will also share our projects and discuss the essay due at the end of the course.
ย Week 4
Lesson 4
Discussing Chapters 17-24
During the live meeting, we will discuss Chapters 17-24 and projects from the previous week.
ย Week 5
Lesson 5
Discussing Chapters 25-31
During the live meeting, we will discuss Chapters 25-31 and projects from the previous week. We will wrap up our study of ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜•๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ.
This class is taught in English.
Our goals are to understand the novel from beginning to end and to learn how to analyze characters, setting, and plot. My goal with each class and every learner is that we will have an enriching experience together to carry throughout our lives. 

CCSS
RL.8.1
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS
RL.8.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6โ€“8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
CCSS
RL.9-10.1
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS
RL.9-10.10
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
CCSS
RL.11-12.1
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
CCSS
RL.11-12.10
By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
CCSS
W.8.4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
CCSS
W.8.5
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
CCSS
W.8.9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
CCSS
W.8.10
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
CCSS
W.9-10.4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
CCSS
W.9-10.5
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
CCSS
W.9-10.9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
CCSS
W.9-10.10
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
CCSS
W.11-12.4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
CCSS
W.11-12.5
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
CCSS
W.11-12.9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
CCSS
W.11-12.10
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
By the time I entered the 8th grade, I had read more than half of the mystery novels written by Agatha Christie. Her writing was kind of an obsession for me, and I made it my goal to read every single one. Her tight writing and excellent character development made each one of her mysteries delightful, and I soon developed my favorite Christie crime solvers (ask me which ones!) As an author myself, I particularly enjoy studying the works and perspectives of other female authors.
Homework Offered
Weekly reading, an essay, creative projects, and dramatic reading prep. I give a lot of space for learning disabilities and non-neurotypical learners (I have a few in my own home!), so if you're hesitant about the class format, please reach out to me.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
A copy of ๐‘ซ๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’‰ ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ต๐’Š๐’๐’† will be required. You may buy or borrow whichever edition works for you. As long as your copy is unabridged, you're good to go. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Since this is a murder mystery, we will be discussing crime and murder in particular. 
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What happens when a learner is given the time and space to soak in a story and allow it to change their life? โ€œAha!โ€ moments are my goal, and itโ€™s why I adore leading worthwhile discussions about classic books. What good is it if we require a teen...ย 
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$89

for 5 classes
1x per week, 5 weeks
50 min

Completed by 28 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
1-8 learners per class

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