Class Outline and Expectations
This class presents students with a balanced curriculum blending various writing skills (poetry, narrative fiction, academic) and reading analysis (a play, bildungsroman, fantasy fiction, mystery, and classic). All lessons will have a literary and/or writing lesson, and each week students will be provided materials (PPT, sample essay, and/or template) posted to the Slides and Resources folder to guide students in completing their homework. Students will be writing 1 full essay per book, but will have other supporting assignments (outlines and revisions) along the way. They are expected to submit their homework two days before the next session.
Essays: Essays will be graded based on the basic rubric posted to the admin file as well as class content. To clarify, after our discussion about unreliable narrators and points of view, students’ analyses should demonstrate an understanding of these subjects.
Final Grades: Final grades will be based 70% on cumulative essay & quizzes, 15% on class participation, and 15% on effort. To clarify the last 2 categories, students will lose points in the effort and participation sections for late submissions, failing to follow directions on assignments, missing homework, etc.