In Person or Online Summer Seminar Critical Thinking through Literature

  • Entering grades:
    8th-12th
  • Class Size:
    4-8 Students
  • Times:
    M-F, 1.5 hr weekly classes at 11:00-1:30 from Jun 7 thru Aug 27.
  • Schedule:
    M-F, weekly classes June 7 thru Aug 27

Course description

This class will be offered either in person or via zoom depending on demand. If in person, students will be required to wear masks and socially distance regardless of vaccination status. Please contact me and specify which format you prefer. I will not teach a class in person and remotely at the same time because it is suboptimal. I am also open to teaching outside, although that can be distracting. For in person classes, a fan and air purifier will be used. The studio does have several doors to allow a cross draft but no windows can be opened. No eating or drinking will be allowed in the classroom and students should bring their own notebook and pencil to use during class. To further minimize contact, I highly recommend students have their bathroom break at home. Parents are also asked to not wait in the studio during class time. Hand sanitizer will be available. Each session will be 1.5 hours. Class size will also be kept small to allow greater teacher-student interaction. Texts from required summer reading can be used. The Critical Thinking Through Literature Class is specifically designed for high school students, although students entering 6th and 7th grades may be allowed at instructor’s discretion. Reading comprehension must be at least 9th grade level. Students will learn the importance of context and subtext when interpreting and annotating a literary text and how to structure a literary analysis using a graphic outline. Class time will include reading short excerpts, discussing major themes, character motivations and motifs, outlining and drafting essay responses and critiquing students' work. Enrollment: $275*

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Seminar Syllabus

  • Day 1: Poetry
  • Day 2: Drama
  • Day 3: Short Story
  • Day 4: Short Story
  • Day 5: Non Fiction Essay

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Ask OmegaTeaching about scholarships, friends and family discounts and prorated fees. Class week June 28, 4th of July is 4 days, fee is prorated. Content may be adjusted to incorporate summer reading. Can't find a time you want? Minimum of 4 students needed to hold a class at a more convenient time.

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