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Literature and Poetry (Logic Stage)

Explore Timeless Tales: Journey with 'Robinson Crusoe' and 'Little Women'

  • Starts 30 July
  • 525 Australian dollars
  • Online Class

Available spots

Service Description

Description: Discover the enchanting worlds of "Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe and "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott in this literature course for Grades 5-8. Rooted in the classical approach to education, we employ logic-level analysis, fostering close reading, Socratic discussions, and written responses. Beyond delving into these timeless texts, our course inspires students to appreciate the good, true, and beautiful aspects of literature. Memorising poetry and enhancing oratory skills is an integral part of the curriculum, promoting a deep connection with language's profound beauty. Grades are determined by class participation (comprising reading, comprehension questions, and Socratic discussions), completed coursework assignments, and a final examination. Prerequisites: Prior to enrolling in this course, students should possess a solid foundation in reading comprehension, as the texts studied are of moderate complexity. Students must be able to work independently and have a willingness to engage in class discussions. Required Materials: Students must have their own copy of Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe and "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott. Currently Via Classic does not stock any novels/ plays, these will need to be purchased elsewhere. Students will need a headset microphone. Students will use Microsoft Teams and Microsoft One Note to submit work and for live classes. Course sessions: This course will commence in the week starting 29 July. There are two one-hour sessions each week. These sessions will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 am (AEDT/AEST). There will be a term break from 30 September until 11 October. Classes resume in the week commencing 14 October. The final week of classes for this course will commence on 9 December. Classes will not run on Tuesday, 24 September, and Monday, 11 November. Instructor: Mrs. Elizabeth Matheson

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