2022 MS111-1 Spring Monday Afternoon Class

Monday 5:00-6:30 (1/31- 05/2 - No class on 2/21 and 4/18)

Course Description: 
In this course, students will study and develop three writing types: short stories, journalism, and literary analysis. They will finish the semester with a portfolio of 2 short stories, 3 literary essays, and 1 journalistic research article. Students will all be encouraged to submit their best short stories to the Scholastic Writing Competition. (The scholastic competition also includes a journalism category, so students who wish to enter should consider those guidelines, which will be reviewed, but not strictly required in class). While studying three types of writing in one semester is a challenge, this course will focus on emphasizing connections between creative and academic writing. Additionally, students will use a diverse book list to help them develop these skills. Specifically, the book list features a tragic plays, fantasy, mystery, and satire novels, and journalistic pieces. 

MS111 Spring 2022 Book List  (8-9th Grade)
  1. I  will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka 
  2. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  3. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  4. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  5. Twelfth Night by Williams Shakespeare

Spring Extra Reading:
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

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