Students will learn how family expectations and religious values influence one’s personal identity. Students will also focus on how historical, social, and cultural context influence a text’s narrative, emphasizing how literary devices help to control theme(s). Since reading and writing are inextricably linked, students will learn to actively read text at both the literal and inferential levels.
Topics will be utilized by the novel in this class.
“The Witch of Blackbird Pond” by Elizabeth George Speare
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.
1 class per week, 2 hours per class, 10 classes in total