Journey to the Center of Literature (7th-9th grades)
Live Online Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MST Dates: Aug. 25, 2020 – May 11, 2021
Instructor: Renee Metcalf
Course Description: Join the journey through the literature of a different time and place. This literature and writing class introduces students to classic works that are enjoyable and thought-provoking to young people. Novels, short stories, and poems are studied in their historic, literary, and artistic context which results in a deeper comprehension and appreciation of the works of master writers. Further exploration of related topics enhances students' appreciation of the work under study. With an emphasis on establishing a solid foundation in the 4 Rs: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking, students learn how to engage in discussion and to both answer questions as well as to devise them. Students receive instruction in how to complete a variety of fun writing assignments and projects.
Tuition: $59/month or $212/semester
Texts: Introduction to Literature, I by Janice Campbell Titles will be selected from those listed below. Selected short stories Tooth and Nail by Charles Harrington Ester Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift Animal Farm by George Orwell A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Goals and Objectives:
Read and annotate a variety of master fiction.
Explore literature in some depth and answer a variety of questions.
Participate in online discussions.
Conduct mini-research to enlarge understanding of the book under study.
Respond to literature through a variety of short writing assignments and longer essays.
Create projects demonstrating an understanding of various concepts.