2023 MS108-2 Summer Friday Evening Class

Friday 7:30PM-9:00PM (6/30/2023- 9/1/2023)

Course Overview: 
This course emphasizes the theme of exploring contemporary issues through fiction, but takes a more advanced approach in that students will both connect literary themes to specific contemporary issues and be encouraged to consistently formulate, articulate and defend their own stances on said issues. They will practice respectfully articulating their opinions and sharing perspectives in a constructive way. This theme takes inspiration from the “zoom in” and “zoom-out” principles often taught in upper-level writing (wherein “zoom in” is a careful analysis of literature and assigned texts and then a “zoom out,” is an analysis of how the text comments on broader societal trends). The course will cover academic, expository, and persuasive writing. In addition to in-class lessons students also have access to a library of video lectures intended to supplement students’ learning.  

2023 Summer Book List for MS108, (Rising 8-9th Grader-Term 3)
Book List C

  1. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck (3)
  2. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (336) (3)
  3. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg (416) (3)
  4. The Color Purple (288) (2)
  5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin, by Mark Twain

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