Credits: 0.5
Term: Fall 2017, On Demand
Prerequisites:

English I & II or equivalant





Course Description:

The ultimate goals for this class are to expose students to American culture, heritage, and history through the study of our literature; and, to continue advancement towards more mature, refined writing skills. Students gain an appreciation of American literature and the ways it reflects the times in which it was written. They discover how people thought and lived and wrote about their experiences. Students are also asked to observe, investigate, and report on stories of today. Students will be studying their history through the Literature that they read in class and will ultimately become better writers and develop an understanding for the country that they live in today. Course content is equivalent to one segment of English III or English 11.



Topics & Concepts:
Module One
  • 01.00 Module One Pretest
  • 01.01 Interpretations with American Drama
  • 01.02 Interpretations with Shakespearean Drama
  • 01.03 Using Context Clues to Make Meaning
  • 01.04 Denotations and Connotations
  • 01.05 19th Century Foundations of American Literature
  • 01.06 Module One Post-Test
  • 01.07 Discussion-Based Assessment
Module Two
  • 02.00 Module Two Checklist
  • 02.01 Citing Textual Evidence
  • 02.02 Sequence of Events and Central Ideas
  • 02.03 Analyzing Effectiveness
  • 02.04 Integrating and Evaluating Sources
  • 02.05 Thesis Statements
  • 02.06 Creating An Outline
  • 02.07 Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 02.08 Developing Body Paragraphs
  • 02.09 Writing an Effective Conclusion
Module Three
  • 03.00 Module Three Checklist
  • 03.01 Making Inferences
  • 03.02 Determining Themes
  • 03.03 Analyzing Author’s Choice
  • 03.04 Establishing Narration
  • 03.05 Writing Narrative Introductions
  • 03.06 Writing Narrative Body Paragraphs
  • 03.07 Revising the Narrative Essay
  • 03.08 The Narrative Essay Final Draft
  • 03.09 Discussion-Based Assessment
  • 03.10 Segment One Exam
Module Four Honors
  • 04.00 Module Four Honors Checklist
  • 04.01 Choose Your Novel
  • 04.02 Identify Theme
  • 04.03 Developing Theme
  • 04.04 Writing About Theme
  • 04.05 Segment One Exam Honors


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