British (English) Literature and Composition
British Literature is a college-preparatory literature survey course.Focus works, including novels, short stories, poems, and drama, have been selected for literary quality, and for their place in the historical development of literature. Context readings provide background information about the author, the historical period, and the literary and artistic context of the focus work. Students will gain an understanding of the development of British literature and will practice the skills of close literary analysis through essays, approach papers, and other evaluative writing.
By the end of the course, students will:
Possess a broad knowledge of the history and development of British literature.
Have specific understanding of selected representative texts by major authors of the periods studied.
Have a general understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of the works.
Be able to analyze literary texts and present thoughtfully developed ideas in writing.
Demonstrate competence in essay organization, style, and mechanics.
Demonstrate competence in the MLA style of source documentation
Class time: 10:00am - 10:55am - Tuesday
Recommended Age/Grade: 10th-12th grade High School
Instructor: Mrs. Traci McPherson
Cost: $50 a month
Course Supply Fee: $10
Class size is limited to 8 Seats ***THREE SLOTS LEFT***
Text: Excellence in Literature:: English IV American Literature by Janice Campbell
plus ebook for extra resources
Supplies: 1 in. 3 ring binder, loose-leaf paper, 5 subject dividers, pencils, pens
Additional: laptop computer, access to a WORD format program and PowerPoint program
Purchase book and ebook here http://excellence-in-literature.com/
Possible Literature Studied and additional books needed will be
Canterbury Tales (selected) by Geoffrey Chaucer
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Faerie Queene (Book 1) by Edmund Spenser and “Letters to Raleigh”
King Lear by William Shakespeare
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Note: Do NOT purchase books until you get a welcome letter from your teacher!
Laptops/tablets will need to be brought to class at various times with
access to a WORD format program and PowerPoint program