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"The Borrowers": A Literature Circle-Based Book Club for Elementary Students

English

Your Name Is Romeo .... Where or Why? (Romeo and Juliet for Modern Teens)

This Shakespearean play (over 500 years old) still has staying power and modern applications.
Bill Thomas
7 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 weeks
14-18
year olds
3-12
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

Students can learn an appreciation for Shakespeare's ability to create actual-life personalities out of a five-act poem. 
They will have the chance to evaluate the society of Romeo and Juliet and apply those norms to our own situation.
They will have the chance to evaluate the personalities and decisions of the main characters of the play.
They will have the chance to anticipate becoming involved with some of Shakespeare's other famous characters.
Having taught R & J approximately 35 times in a classroom situation, I am a pretty good guide to get a class through to a logical conclusion or two.  
Homework will involve reading approximately an act at a time.
Study guidelines will be provided for each in advance.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
While Romeo and Juliet is a teen love story, the actual events would be rated G. 
We all need to have a copy of the play that has Act, Scene, and Line numbers in the text.

Teacher

Bill ThomasInstructor of Literature, Composition, English Grammar and Independent Thinking
7 total reviews
7 completed classes

About Me

Two things first.
One, I am not big on formality. When I teach, I'm simply Mr. Thomas or even Mr. T. 
Secondly, the "Independent Thinking" part of the headline is more important than the actual topics listed. There is a vast difference between... 
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