2023 MS106-2 Fall Saturday Class

Saturday 7:30 PM-9:00 PM (9/30/2023- 1/13/2024) (No class on 11/18,11/25, 12/23, 12/30)

 Teacher:  Maya Laur--Click here to view Maya's Profile

Class Outline and Expectations 
This course will focus on introducing students to novels from a variety of genres. Specifically, we will cover fantasy, modern fairytales, biography, and fiction. This diverse reading list will accompany lessons on a variety of writing styles, including creative writing, journalism, personal narrative, and literary academic. Each week I will provide materials (generally in a PPT) posted to the Slides and Resources folder to guide students in completing their homework.  Students will write a full piece (short story or essay) every two weeks and will have other supporting assignments (plans) along the way. Writing assignments are due 2 days before class, and the teacher will grade the homework before class.  Each student will receive a letter grade (A/B/C/D) on each assignment as well as a final grade. Individual assignments and final grades will be determined according to the guidelines below.

Grading Policy

Book  List:
  1. The Hollow Bettle (Poisons of Caux Book 1) by Susannah Appelbaum
  2. Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune by Pamela S. Turner 
  3. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  4. Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
  5. Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge

Optional Extra Reading:

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