In this course, you will learn strategies to help strengthen your reading and writing skills. You will practice analyzing and discussing advanced texts and feel more confident writing your English papers.
Students will have read and analyzed 3 advanced passages from various famous literary texts, and have written 3 analysis essays (with feedback and review) after this course. They will also have received additional training in literature analysis, essay planning, and drafting, annotating, rhetoric, test-taking strategies, and in writing research citations.
- A variety of famous literary texts, determined based on assessment, which could include:
- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
- Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Education
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail
- Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal
- Virginia Woolf, Professions for Women
|1||Reading and Writing Skills Assessment|
|2||Literary Text Reading (Passage 1) and Analysis|
|3||Analysis (continued) and Essay Planning Essay Drafting and Revision (Examples and Practice)|
|4||Annotation Overview and Rhetoric|
|5||Discuss Analysis of Reading Passage 2|
|6||Research and Citations|
|7||Reading Passage 3 and Test-Taking Strategies|
|8||Writing Prompt Strategies Review of Skills Learned with Essay Peer Review|
Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class, via Teachworks, 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.
8 group lessons, 2 hours each, 16 hours in total