English I: Introduction to Literary Analysis and Composition – GROUP 1
High school literature adventures begin in this genre-driven course that immerses students in the study of elements of the short story, poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction. With extensive study of literary devices, students will gain confidence in academic discourse and analysis utilizing responsible writing practices that will prepare students for successful high school English mastery. Through rich literary discussion and guided reading and annotation (both inside and outside of the classroom), students will discover a treasury of truth in the words of well-known and well-loved literature. The course includes reading comprehension, vocabulary, and composition. Students will write literary analysis compositions as well as participate in discussions aimed to build insight, answer questions, and gain communication skills. Vocabulary from the texts themselves is included, and quizzes will be given. Because of the dialogue nature of this class, a functioning microphone is required.
Course description and class content developed by Jess Woods for exclusive use with Excelsior Classes.
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Poetry and short story selections provided by the instructor.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, ISBN-13: 978-0789160874
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain, ISBN-13: 978-1517562878
Our Town by Thornton Wilder, ASIN: B00456DAYI
King Arthur: Tales from the Round Table by Andrew Lang, ISBN-13:978-0486421803
Silas Marner by George Eliot, ISBN-13: 978-1593082512
The Giver by Lois Lowry, ASIN: B00N4EFSLU
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, ISBN-13: 978-0486280486
Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington, ISBN-13: 978-0486287386
Jess Woods currently resides in upstate New York with her husband and three children. Though she spent her childhood and adolescence in Georgia, Jess has lived in eight different states and has a fondness for traveling and experiencing different regions, as each one has taught her something about herself and about community. Jess enjoys reading, writing, and all things music (ok, most things music). Teaching is the perfect career for her since she loves being able to experience an appreciation for words and story come alive within other people.