This course is offered on Thursdays.
*The Book Thief - by Markus Zusak
*Cry, the Beloved Country - by Alan Paton
*The Illiad -by Homer (Robert Fagles' translation)
This is a World Literature course, which provides students with an opportunity to become familiar with works from a range of cultures and periods.
Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, utilizing the various genres of literature,
including short story, fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
Students analyze various works of literature through oral discussion, debate, and
Students will produce various compositions, as well as a research paper.
We will also work on vocabulary development and grammar for writing.
Course Class Time:
Class time will be used to discuss the literature reading as a group, take notes,
receive instruction on new material, and work on the current writing assignment.
Course Homework Requirements:
Homework will consist of reading the current literature assignment, vocabulary, and
working on any writing assignments.
Students can expect approximately 5-6 hours of work per week.
Internet access is required for this course.
Students will need access to a laptop that can be brought to class occasionally.
There will be a short summer assignment that will be due the first day of class.
required literary works
1” 3-ring binder with 8 tabbed dividers
loose-leaf notebook paper
8.5 x 11 cardstock (no more than 50 sheets)
blue or black ink pens
An elevated thesis statement based on a short story reading will be due the first day of class.