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WORLD LITERATURE HONORS 10

World Literature Honors 10




Course Description:  The Honors Literature 10 (year-long) course is aligned to College and Career Ready Standards and designed for the student who is capable of comprehending texts of significant depth and breadth of content. This course not only provides an in-depth study of complex texts including fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry, but also requires superior performance on consistently challenging writing tasks. Writing will include reports, essays, and critical and creative responses to text. Students will engage in extensive research, creative projects and group presentations. Students will also be required to do extensive reading and writing outside of class as well as in the classroom.               Rigorous reading should be expected!

 

 

Academic Standards:   CCRS ELA World Literature 10 Honors 

Grade 10 World Literature Honors Scope & Sequence - Click here!


Curricular Matters:

Students will be reading samples of various world literature, both primary documents and secondary source material, in preparation for literary / textual analysis and demonstration of literary content, knowledge and skills. 


World Literature Honors 10  is distinguished from ELA 10 in the quality and quantity of the work expected, as well as the increased interest and effort an honors student contributes to all areas of English. Emphasis will be placed on literary analysis, expository writing in the evaluation and analysis of pieces of literature, developing both writing and critical thinking skills, etc...  In addition to the literature required within the Honors class, the students will be required to read independently several additional books/novels selected from a specific list as supplemental reading.  The Honors student is expected to be self-motivated and self-directed and to improve upon these already established skills. The Honors student is expected to be enrolled in the A.P. World History course.


There will be a special focus on developing Literacy Skills -  VOCABULARY -  C.O.D.E. - Project-based lessons / learning activities - Peer Collaboration & Evaluation.



Classroom Management: The students will actively and effectively participant in all classroom endeavors, independently and within group settings; will complete all class work / lab. work / homework / projects, / reading & writing assignments, etc… as instructed; will secure and maintain all supplies and materials as needed to meet the learning objectivesStudents should conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the best of schools:  careful listening, mutual respect, and extreme courtesy are essential in maintaining a class where all members feel comfortable participating.  Behavioral Guidelines:

·       Be on time.

·         Be prepared.

·         Be quiet as needed.

·         Be seated.

·         Be respectful of yourself, others, and property


Personal electronic devices, cell phones, headsets, ear-buds, tablets / laptops are NOT ALLOWED for use within the classroom during the hours of 0800 - 1600.  Electronic devices such as cell phones MUST be on silent mode and kept out of sight.  In an emergency situation, contact Doc Holley ASAP.




Grading Policy:

 

               Daily  =  50%  -    Classwork & Homework

 

               Essays / Quiz / Test   =  50%  -   Subject to change on special projects. 






RESOURCES 




Textbook -  "Collections"  --  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Collections, Grade 10






The Essay Writing Process  -  https://www.slideshare.net/yarashokry/the-essay-writing-process




Required Reading List:    CLICK HERE !

Students are required to read several novels and complete a formal book review on each of the novels.  Novels will be assigned on somewhat of a chronological basis that best adheres to the time period under study in the AP World History course.  Several "Reading for Meaning" worksheets and other literary analysis activities/worksheets will be completed in conjunction with the reading and study of the novels.  Although it is NOT required, it is recommended that students purchase paperback copies of the novels for home study, on-text notations, and general note-taking within the works. 




Novels & Additional Resources:


 

NIGHT  


A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS   


LONG WAY GONE   


FAHRENHEIT 451    


LORD OF THE FLIES    


LANDSCAPE OF THE FALL OF ICARUS   


The Tragedy: JULIUS CAESAR   

 






Full Text Literature Online - World Literature:

http://libguides.com.edu/content.php?pid=353248&sid=2889786

 




READING ABOUT THE WORLD, VOLUME 1

http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/world_civ/worldcivreader/world_civ_reader_1/contents_vol_1.html                                

          

READING ABOUT THE WORLD, VOLUME 2

               

http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/world_civ/worldcivreader/world_civ_reader_2/contents_vol_2.html


General Directory for World Literature:

http://www.zeroland.co.nz/directory/literature/

   

PURDUE On-line Writing Resources -  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/685/02/ 



WRITING RESOURCES & MATERIALS  


Writing:  You are responsible for completing several essay assignments during each 9 week grading period. The essays will be graded generally on the rubrics for each of the types of essays and will be scored as test grades.  


Expository Compositions :  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/685/02/ 


Literary Analysis -  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/697/1    Good Info!

     

Basics of Literary Analysis  -  http://www.uiowa.edu/~writingc/writers/handouts/WritingLiteraryAnalysis.shtml

        

BARTLETT’S QUOTATIONS    http://www.bartleby.com/99/


Developing Outlining Skills


How to Write a Literary Analysis Essay +  Scoring Rubric


How to Create an Outline for a Literary Analysis Essay


Writing Effective Hook Sentences


Write Essays with Present Tense & Active Voice


How to Write a Change / Continuity over Time Essay


CCOT Analysis Chart / Sheet


Paragraph Template for DBQ - Nonfiction



Characteristics of Effective Writing   (Click Here!)



FINAL COPY    LINED PAPER


Characteristics of Effective Writing   (Click Here!)


CITING TEXTUAL EVIDENCE -    Click Here !   and   Here!


    and    CLICK HERE   for a detailed explanation and examples for essays !


For a short  YOUTUBE video on how to cite textual evidence 

     

 Click Here:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAmjFCXy5bo


  

Book Reviews:     IT IS NOT A BOOK REPORT!


Click here for specific details on how to write the book review for the novels.!!!


Developing Critical Reading Skills:


      1.  Thinking through the text.

     2.  Analyzing the text.

     3.  Practicing the task.

     4.  Performing the task.

     5.  Assessing the performance. 


Developing Critical Reading Skills Handouts: 


Extended Response Content-Based Historical Thinking Skills WORKSHEET 


TEXT DEPENDENT ANALYSIS WORKSHEET  -


READING FOR MEANING WORKSHEET 


SOAPStone Handout      /    DIDLS Handout    /    PERSIAN Handout


How to Do a Close Reading of a Text



Grading / Scoring Rubrics for Essays: 


Extended Response Content-Based Rubric  (for analyzing multi-paragraph compositions)


Change Over Time Essay


Compare Contrast Essay


Document Based Question (DBQ) Essay

              DBQ  INFORMATION & GUIDELINES  CLICK HERE !

              HOW TO CRAFT THE DBQ    Click Here!

 

 Presentation Rubric with Standards  - CLICK HERE! 




 Suggestions for students ..Click here!

 


                                 Expect two hours of homework for each class period.

 

 

                           Contact me if you have any concerns or need immediate assistance.  

 

 

 

                                                                          Doc Holley