This is a sequence of lessons suitable for an incoming high-school student or a 9th/ 10th grader. Students will develop their critical reading skills. They will also learn to write analytically.
After completing the course, students are expected to reach the following goals:
- learn about literary elements (irony, theme, characterization, etc)
- read “Of Mice and Men” by RayBradbury
- write literary analysis paragraphs
- write a literary analysis essay
Students should purchase a copy of Of Mice and Men. You can use the ISBN identification codes below in order to find the right copy:
- ISBN-10: 0140177396
- ISBN-13: 978-0140177398
|1||Of Mice and Men Pre-Reading|
|2||Vocabulary; Comprehension Questions; Importance of Setting|
|3||Vocabulary; Comprehension Questions; The Power of Imagery|
|4||Vocabulary; Comprehension Questions; Characterization, Theme, and Point of View|
|5||Vocabulary; Comprehension Questions; An Introduction to Symbolism in Literature|
|6||Vocabulary; Comprehension Questions; Dreams and Themes|
|7||Vocabulary; Comprehension Questions; Tying it all Together|
|8||Writing an Analytical Essay Structure, Style, Requirements, Thesis Statements|
|9||Analytical Essay Writing Workshop Introductions, Quote Integration, Analysis|
|10||Analytical Essay Writing Workshop MLA Form, Works Cited, Conclusions|
Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class regarding the student’s general participation in class. Students will also receive feedback on graded assignments via email. At the end of the course, the student will receive a final report card, which thoroughly speaks to their overall participation in the course, including major assignments.
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