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Teen Lit: The Old Man and the Sea

with Connie Corona-Falls


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In this class, we will be reading The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway and composing both critical and creative responses to the text through writing, discussion, art, and other forms of expression.  Students will have weekly reading assignments to complete and some out of class homework each week.  A reading and assignment schedule will be distributed at the first class.  

Description from Amazon:

IThe Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal -- a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss. Written in 1952, this hugely successful novella confirmed his power and presence in the literary world and played a large part in his winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Age range: 13 and up

Activity rating: Mellow- this activity is calm and tends to be focused and/or structured, good for sensitive kids

About the instructors:  Heddi Craft and Connie Corona-Falls have over 20 years of combined homeschooling experience.  They will be co-teaching the class and look forward to sharing their love of literature with teen readers.


Mar 7 - Apr 11th, 2017
Tue for 6 weeks from 1:30 - 2:30 pm

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111 Errett Circle
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Get directions

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