Literature, Shadow Trilogy Basic


The purpose of this course is to read and discuss the Shadow Trilogy: three novels of suspense and mystery. Along the way, there will be lots of writing. The class will talk about the characters, the ideas, and the language in each book. There are great words, fun grammar, and twists in the plots of the stories.

Each week, questions you can discuss will be posted, as well as additional surprises of photographs and a recording in which MrT reads a passage from the week’s reading assignment. Students will have the week to do the reading, to choose the questions liked best, and to write responses.


Michael Clay Thompson

Class Details

Live Class: Yes. Thursdays at 2:00.

Assignments: Weekly assignments

Duration: Summer session: 12 weeks

Student Expectations:
Students will have a week to do the reading, to choose the questions, and to write their responses. Responses are due before the next week’s assignments begin.

Student Support:
Teacher is available via email.

If work is submitted by Tuesday or earlier, that will give MrT time to respond to what you have written and to answer questions you ask. Take time to think and write your replies. MrT will make comments if he see errors of language in your work. That will help you learn some of those details—it takes time!

The Shadow Trilogy: The Murders in the Rue Morgue, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and The Hound of the Baskervilles. Students should have an email account. Resource page.

Students should have an email account and a computer (or tablet or smart phone) that has the capability of receiving audio and video (mic and camera are optional.)

For Ages: