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Course Description: This course is designed to explore British literature and to develop reading, language, literature, media, writing, research, and study skills.

 

                                                    Semester One

First Nine Weeks 

Literature: Epic Beowulf, from Canterbury Tales: "The Wife of Bath", "The Pardoner's Tale",   Ballad: "Robin Hood and the Three Squires", Poems: "Passionate Shepherd to His Love", "Nymph's Reply to His Shepherd", "To His Coy Mistress", "To the Virgins, to Make  Much of Time",  "Do Not Go Gentle". 

Writing: Literary analysis essay, creative writing essay

Research: Various assignments

Vocabulary: Literature based vocabulary

Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics: Lessons from Texas Write Source and accompanying Texas Write Source Skills Book. Sentence diagramming, sentence structure, revising and editing

Listening and Speaking: Small group project presentation

Research: Various assignments

Media Literacy: Various sources and assignments

Second Nine Weeks 

Literature: Drama The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Comedy The Taming of the Shrew, Various  sonnets from William Shakespeare, from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Writing: Literary analysis essay

Research: Macbeth project                                

Vocabulary: Literature based vocabulary

Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics: Lessons from Texas Write Source and accompanying Texas Write Source Skills Book. Sentence diagramming, sentence structure, revising and editing

Listening and Speaking: Small group analogy project and presentation

Research: Macbeth project, speech project

Media Literacy: Various sources and assignments

Semester Exam

 

                                            Semester Two

Third Nine Weeks 

Literature Essay "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift,  Excerpts from Swift's Gulliver's Travels, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner", and "Kubla Khan". 

Writing:  Research Paper, Satire Project

Research:  TBA

Research 

*Monty Python and the Holy Grail 

Vocabulary:  Literature based and academic vocabulary

Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics: Lessons from Mechanically Inclined:  Building Grammar, Usage, and Style into Writer's Workshop; Texas Write Source Skills Book. Sentence diagramming, sentence structure, revising and editing

Listening and Speaking: Individual and group projects and presentations, recipe project, resume project

Research:  History of a problem

Media Literacy: Slide presentation to accompany research paper

Fourth Nine Weeks 

Literature: Poem "Dulce Est Decorum", Short Story "The Demon Lover", Excerpt from autobiography Night, Novel: A Brave New World

Writing: Analytical essays

Research: Aldous Huxley

Vocabulary: Literature based vocabulary, academic vocabulary

Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics: Lessons from Mechanically Inclined:  Building Grammar, Usage, and Style into Writer's Workshop; Texas Write Source Skills Book. Sentence diagramming, sentence structure, revising and editing

Listening and Speaking: Individual and group projects and presentations

Media Literacy: Various sources and assignments

Final Exam

 

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