2022 MS103 Fall Thursday Class

Thursday 7:15PM-8:45PM (Start time: 09/29/2022 End time: 12/22/2022)- No Class on 11/24

Course Objectives: 
This course will focus on introducing students to novels from a variety of genres. Specifically, this course will cover a fantasy novel, a comedic adventure novel, an historical fiction novel, a mystery novel, and a narrative novel. This varied reading list will not only challenge and engage students, but also present an opportunity to discuss a variety of character types, conflicts, etc. All course readings are also united by a similar theme: freedom and creativity. This thematic focus will provide structure for students throughout the semester and will allow the instructor to facilitate discussion surrounding text-to-text comparisons.  The course will emphasize reading comprehension, particularly through these in-class discussions. Additionally, students will cultivate their writing via in-class lessons and weekly writing assignments. Particularly, this course will focus on helping students develop the basics of an academic essay: clear thesis and topic sentences, strong body paragraphs, and introductions. They will also develop some basic grammar skills which they will practice in-class, via homework worksheets, and via quizzes. Finally, students will begin developing the fundamentals of creative writing and creative expression through creative writing and journaling. 

Book List  A
  1. Pippy Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgren ( 870L/ 160) 2 weeks
  2. I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011, by Lauren Tarshis( 650L / 112) 2 weeks
  3. Hardy Boys (House on the Cliff) ,by Franklin W. Dixon ( 740L / 180) 3 weeks) 
  4. Ramona Quimby, Age 8, by Beverly Cleary ( 860L / 208) 3 weeks)  
  5. The Chocolate Touch, by Patrick Catling (770L /128)2 weeks) 

Optional Reading: 

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