In this course, students will be able to develop their analytical writing skills. From “unpacking” an author’s word choice to organizing a literary paragraph, students will bolster their ability to craft a cohesive argument and defend it with rich textual evidence.
After completing the course, students are expected to reach the following goals:
- To define and apply a variety of literary terms
- To “unpack” and analyze an author’s specific word choice
- To identify rich, textual evidence that can be used to support a claim
- To recognize and implement the four parts of an analytical paragraph
- To organize and write a series of cohesive and effective literary paragraphs
- “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury
- “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury
- “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin
- “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant
- “The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackso
|7||Backward design exercise: identifying evidence and creating assertions|
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.
10 hours of classes, 90 minutes/class