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    COURSE INFORMATION

    This theme-based course focuses on taking contemporary literature and analyzing it through a global lens. Throughout the units, we will work on narrative, persuasive, and analytical writing, as well as speech, grammar, and research skills.

    Fall major works:

     ·        When the Emperor Was Divine

     ·        Hiroshima

     ·        Things Fall Apart

     

     
    Spring major works:

     ·        A Midsummer Night's Dream

     ·        To Kill a Mockingbird

     ·        Persepolis

     Please note: this is an honors course. Students will be expected to engage in higher level thinking on a daily basis. This includes (but is not limited to) discussions, group projects, independent work, presentations, and written work.

     

    UNIT FIVE TEXT STATEMENT:

    All of the required texts in the Unit Five English Curriculum were carefully chosen by a group of highly-qualified, informed, and professional educators. It is their belief that these works serve to help each student meet the standards laid-out by NCTE and the Common Core Standards. While we believe that all students will benefit from studying these texts, if a student or parent has a concern about a particular work, they should address it with their teacher to determine an appropriate course of action which may include an alternative text for that student.

     
     

     

     

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