Course Expectations (HW assignment is on the third page)
Focusing on the concepts of responsibility, identity, and prejudice, students will explore the conventions of five literary genre: novel, short story, poetry, drama, and non-fiction. Class time also will be spent on the study of grammar, library skills, vocabulary, and writing.
1. To recognize the conventions of the five literary genres:
-Novel and short story: point of view, theme, characterization,
setting, plot, style, and any other applicable conventions.
-Poetry: figures of speech, poetic forms, metrical patterns and
-Drama: protagonist, antagonist, catastrophe, dramatic structure,
and concepts of tragedy, comedy, and soliloquy.
-Non-Fiction: personal narrative and the essay.
2. To improve reading comprehension.
3. To exhibit the ability to understand and critically analyze literature.
4. To appreciate the circumstances of the writing of the piece of
literature, i.e. the life and times of William Shakespeare.
Methods and Procedures:
1. Read selective literary pieces from each of the five genres
2. Participate in large and small group discussion to establish
3. Keep reader journals, using reader response entries.
4. Generate student questions for class discussions.
5. Develop essays with a thesis using literature.