|The purpose of the class is to reinforce students' reading, writing, literary, and language skills and to prepare students for advanced Language Arts classes and language events in life. It is the last survey class before the more specialized classes offered to Juniors and Seniors.
Students will be engaged in a variety of activities that will include writing reflective, analytical, interpretive, and evaluative paragraphs and essays and creative short stories.
Students will read non-fiction material, poetry, several short stories, a play, and a novel, focusing on irony, argument, and figurative language. Note that the literature used in the class is, in many cases, controversial. Many pieces contain mature themes and coarse language. They are also rich in their artistic and cultural significance. Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss a class selection.
Students will work through projects that might include a video interpretation of a piece of literature, the creation of a game based on a literary work or series of language concepts, and research.
Students will review the parts of speech and learn and practice language concepts such as pronoun usage and phrase identification, applying the concepts to writing activities.