World Literature Honors 10
Course Description: The Honors Literature 10 (year-long) course is aligned to College and Career Ready Standards and designed for the student who is capable of comprehending texts of significant depth and breadth of content. This course not only provides an in-depth study of complex texts including fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry but also requires superior performance on consistently challenging writing tasks. Writing will include reports, essays, and critical and creative responses to the text. Students will engage in extensive research, creative projects, and group presentations. Students will also be required to do extensive reading and writing outside of class as well as in the classroom. Rigorous reading should be expected!
Students will be reading samples of various world literature, both primary documents, and secondary source material, in preparation for literary/textual analysis and demonstration of literary content, knowledge, and skills.
World Literature Honors 10 is distinguished from ELA 10 in the quality and quantity of the work expected, as well as the increased interest and effort an honors student contributes to all areas of English. Emphasis will be placed on literary analysis, expository writing in the evaluation and analysis of pieces of literature, developing both writing and critical thinking skills, etc... In addition to the literature required within the Honors class, the students will be required to read independently several additional books/novels selected from a specific list as supplemental reading. The Honors student is expected to be self-motivated and self-directed and to improve upon these already established skills. The Honors student is expected to be enrolled in the A.P. World History course.
There will be a special focus on developing Literacy Skills - VOCABULARY - C.O.D.E. - Project-based lessons/learning activities - Peer Collaboration & Evaluation.
Classroom Management: The students will actively and effectively participate in all classroom endeavors, independently and within group settings; will complete all classwork/lab. work/homework/projects, / reading & writing assignments, etc… as instructed; will secure and maintain all supplies and materials as needed to meet the learning objectives. Students should conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the best of schools: careful listening, mutual respect, and extreme courtesy are essential in maintaining a class where all members feel comfortable participating. Behavioral Guidelines:
· Be on time.
· Be prepared.
· Be quiet as needed.
· Be seated.
· Be respectful of yourself, others, and property
Daily = 50% - Classwork & Homework
Essays / Quiz / Test = 50% - Subject to change on special projects.
Students are required to read several novels and complete a formal book review on each of the novels. Novels will be assigned on somewhat of a chronological basis that best adheres to the time period under study in the AP World History course. Several "Reading for Meaning" worksheets and other literary analysis activities/worksheets will be completed in conjunction with the reading and study of the novels. Although it is NOT required, it is recommended that students purchase paperback copies of the novels for home study, on-text notations, and general note-taking within the works.
Novels & Additional Resources:
A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
LONG WAY GONE
THE GOOD EARTH
LORD OF THE FLIES
LANDSCAPE OF THE FALL OF ICARUS
The Tragedy: JULIUS CAESAR
Full-Text Literature Online - World Literature:
READING ABOUT THE WORLD, VOLUME 1
READING ABOUT THE WORLD, VOLUME 2
General Directory for World Literature:
WRITING RESOURCES & MATERIALS
Writing: You are responsible for completing several essay assignments during each 9 week grading period. The essays will be graded generally on the rubrics for each of the types of essays and will be scored as test grades.
For a short YOUTUBE video on how to cite textual evidence
Book Reviews: IT IS NOT A BOOK REPORT!
Developing Critical Reading Skills:
1. Thinking through the text.
2. Analyzing the text.
3. Practicing the task.
4. Performing the task.
5. Assessing the performance.
Developing Critical Reading Skills Handouts:
Grading / Scoring Rubrics for Essays:
Expect two hours of homework for each class period.
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