Julianne Papetsas One Semester Course
Literature 3 prepares ESL students for the rigors of a standard high school English literature course by practicing their reading comprehension skills on both a literal and analytical level. Students leave this class with a vast content-based vocabulary of literary terminology necessary for the discussion of literature. The literature read in class is American and will be heavily connected to its cultural and historical context as learned in History 3. The students will be familiar with different types of literature and understand how to closely read each.
- reading comprehension
- analyzing literature for deeper meaning
- discussion skills
- responding to questions about literature through writing
- definition and application of literary terminology
- understanding of American literature in its historical, sociological, and cultural contexts
- students must come to class everyday prepared with books
- frequent absences are inexcusable
- polite, respectful and attentive attitude expected toward teacher and peers
- all home-work and class-work assignments must be completed to best of ability
- participation is a MUST!
- no cheating
- Quizzes:1/3 of the semester's grade will be based on chapter quizzes that test vocabulary, literary terminology, and reading comprehension. No make-ups. The lowest grade will be dropped at the end of the semester.
- Tests:1/3 of the grade will be based on unit tests that focus on theme, analysis, and application of literary terms. No make-ups.
-Projects:1/3 of the grade will be based on creative projects that connect to the literature read in class. Late projects lose 10 points each day. Be here!
- Homework, Participation, and Daily Preparation:Failure to fulfill these requirements will be a detriment to the final grade. Exceptional fulfillment will serve as a bonus.