FRESHMAN LITERATURE

Weekly Schedule                                                                                                                       

Week 1            Course intro                                                                                                   

 

Week 2-3         Illusions and Deceptions                                                        
                       A Mother in Manville, A Retrieved Reformation
                       Fools Paradise

 

Week 4-6       Poetry/ theater/deception                                                         
                       Poems, The Necklace, The Stolen Party, A Sunny
                       Morning

 

Week 7         Oral Book Reports                                                                      

 

Week 8-9        Coming of Age                                                                          
                        Snake Boy, The Scholarship Jacket, On being
                        Bright Seventeen and Unable to Read           

 

Week 10-11    The Greek Heroic Tradition Homer’s Odyssey                   

 

Week 13-14     Small Victories and Tests of Endurance                            
                          All Things Bright and Beautiful, Everybody
                          Knows Toby, A Trip to the Edge of Survival      

 

Week 15           Oral Book Reports                                                                  
                        

Week 16-18       Romeo and Juliet  

 

Monthly Schedule  

September/January

                Elements of Fiction/Nonfiction        1st person narratives, pronouns
                Elements of Poetry/Drama                                3rd person narrative, Punctuating dialogue
                Journals                                                 Main characters, plot, conflict, climax, and plot
                DOL                                                       Resolutions, simile, metaphor, personification
                Personal Novel                                    

October/Feb
                Elements of Mythology
                Multicultural literature                        Descriptive writing, use of modifiers
                DOL
                Journals
                Personal novels

 

November/March
               
                Oral and formal written-                    Persuasive writing, fragments, run on sentences           
                Book reports
                Homer’s Odyssey (The heroic tradition)
                DOL
                Journals
                Personal Novels

 

December/April

                Shakespeare ( the classic tradition) Literary comparison          
                Romeo and Juliet                                                                Translations         
                (West Side Story)
                DOL
                Journals
                Personal Novel

January/May
                Heroism and endurance                                     Sentence combining
                DOL
                Journal                                                                   SEE ABOVE
                Final Formal Book Report
                Oral and written

                                                               

 

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