When Women Write: To Kill a Mockingbird
A 4-week literature study of Harper Lee's classic, To Kill a Mockingbird #academic
448 total reviews for this teacher
37 reviews for this class
Completed by 137 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
$18 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 4 weeks
50 minutes per class
What is the big deal with this book? Why do so many people love this story? And what was it like to be a female author in a time when women's rights were beginning to cause a ripple effect on the American landscape? What are the themes Ms. Lee wove through her story of the Deep South, two motherless children and their intellectual father, and one very important court case? How does a book like 𝑻𝒐 𝑲𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒂 𝑴𝒐𝒄𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒃𝒊𝒓𝒅 remain popular over 50 years after its publication? In this 4-week course,...
This class is taught in English.
Students will become familiar with Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, learn to identify its theme and motifs, and be able to draw educated conclusions from our rhetorical discussions.
I re-read 𝑻𝒐 𝑲𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒂 𝑴𝒐𝒄𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒃𝒊𝒓𝒅 as an adult on a whim and I couldn't believe how much I once again adored this book. Now the book remains at the top of my all-time favorites list, and I'd love to share it with you in a way that makes you come to love the brilliance of the story and its author. As an author myself, I particularly enjoy studying the works and perspectives of other female authors.
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.
A copy of 𝑻𝒐 𝑲𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒂 𝑴𝒐𝒄𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒃𝒊𝒓𝒅 will be required. I recommend the Harper Perennial 2002 edition.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
All essays are read and returned to learners with notes, helpful suggestions, and plenty of encouragement.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
The story-line includes an allegation of rape, and although it is not presented in a gratuitous way, it is not avoidable. To Kill a Mockingbird is considered a "Southern Gothic", and it includes some elements of the supernatural, or at least some childish perceptions of the supernatural, and can be spooky for some readers.
Middle & high school literature studies, book clubs for kids who want adventure, introductory writing, & engaging storytimes for the youngest of readers and story lovers
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
448 total reviews
497 completed classes
What happens when a learner is given the time and space to soak in a story and allow it to change their life? “Aha!” moments are my goal, and it’s why I adore leading worthwhile discussions about classic books. What good is it if we require a teen...