Period 1; Mon-Fri
INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS: Students will read a variety of fiction written in the past 20 years. Students will analyse the craft and structure of the texts. They will learn to draw connections between the lives of fictional characters and the real world around them by analyzing the characters’ point of view and how that may affect their attitude in the world around them. Students will learn literary tools authors use to convey a bigger message through themes and symbols.
At the end of this course, you will [Insert bulleted instructional goals below.]
- know… the elements of fiction and how they function to create the general tone and message of the book.
- be able to… relate the topics covered in the novels to their own lives and they will be able to think critically about hard topics like censorship and other controversial issues.
- understand… the importance of looking at life through someone else’s eyes.
To successfully complete this course, you will need:
- Complete a reading journal
- Complete art projects relating to the content of the books
- Complete a midterm and a final exam
The class readings included but are not limited to:
- The Silver Linging’s Playbook
- True Letter From a Fictional Life
- Confessions of a Murder Suspect
Each book will be connected to different projects and other writing responsibilities.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
The class will be expected to maintain appropriate behavior with regard to respecting themselves, their peers, their superiors as well as their classroom. Failure to be respectful will result in a discipline referral and/or detention.
Smart Phone use is not allowed in class UNLESS the teacher specifically asks students to use it for class purposes.
Laptops must be signed out on the chart on the cart.
- Daily participation 10%
- Formative exercises and activities 40%
- Summative assignments 30%
- Midterm/Finals 20%
- Extra Credit points will be given each day for handing in smart phones to the charging station.