2024 MS105-2 Summer Sunday Class-Rising G6

Sunday 7:30 PM-9:00 PM ( 06/30/2024- 9/8/2024) ( No class on 7/7)

Course Overview: 
This course emphasizes exploring contemporary issues through fiction; the theme is similar to MS103 and MS104, but it takes a more advanced approach in that students will connect literary themes to specific contemporary issues. This semester’s main goal is to help students connect literary conflict to real life in a way that enables them to address conflict with respect. 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, creative, and persuasive writing. In addition to in-class lessons, students also have access to a library of video lectures intended to supplement students’ learning.  In preparation for this course, there is a pre-class assignment!

Teacher:   Zoe Drigot   Click here to view Zoe's Profile
Book List: 
  1. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  2. Shadow Children: Among the Hidden (Book 1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  3. The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1) by Lemony Snicket
  4. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer  by Mark Twain
  5. Max the Mighty (Freak The Mighty #2) by Rodman Philbrick 
Summer Extra Reading

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