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Read Close-ly: Literary Analysis with Composition – Grades 9 and 10 – Tuesday – Fall 2024 & Winter 2025 – 20 weeks

Tuesday, September 10 2024 @ 1:00PM Tuesday, March 11 2025 @ 2:30PM EDT


Carrie Mokry

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9 – 10

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1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)


Fall 2024/Winter 2025


Tuesday, September 10 2024 @ 1:00PM EDT
Tuesday, March 11 2025 @ 2:30PM EDT
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Read-Closely: Literary Analysis and Composition
Read-Closely: Literary Analysis and Composition
$ 400.00
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This course is ideal for both the voracious and reluctant reader. Students will increase their 

critical thinking skills through the practice of close reading. Research indicates that close reading helps the student learn to think, and it increases student focus.

Using teacher-selected short stories and excerpts from various genres (novel, drama, poetry, non-fiction), students will learn to analyze literature for the author’s purpose and stylistic choices. This involves repeated readings and student annotation of literary (setting, character, plot) and rhetorical (syntax, symbol, allusion) devices. With the teacher as their guide, students will dive deeply into texts by authors from both classic and modern times. The depth and length of assigned readings will increase over the twenty weeks. Building this stamina for reading is an important college and workplace readiness skill. 

Each week students will be asked to write a brief analysis of their close reading. This writing will progress from informal to formal over a range formats to include: personal reflections, brainstorming/pre-planning, annotations, discussion board posts and replies, developing a thesis, and crafting supporting topic sentences. The teacher will provide specific instructions including samples.  To conclude the course, students will write a five paragraph analysis of a rhetorical device of the student’s choosing utilizing text evidence gathered from the readings during the course. 

Students will be encouraged to think abstractly while making personal connections to literature.  Encouraging choice (a chance to showcase their personal talents and challenge themselves), students will be assigned four mini-projects.  A rubric will be provided for grading. 

Students will select (from a teacher (and student) approved list) and read novels in preparation for class Book Clubs. The Book Club conversations will be less structured, more free-flowing and, most importantly, reflective of worldly readers they are practicing to be.  Students will need access to the public library to borrow a paper or electronic copy of the books. Enough advanced notice will be given for the purchase (used is highly encouraged) and delivery of the book from a source such as Amazon. 

By taking a closer look at the art of literature, students will discover that literature mirrors the world and our understanding of it.  Great literature reveals to us truths about being human.  We read to discover who we are. 

This course will build an engaging and positive community of readers who share personal responses to literature. Active participation in class discussions is critical.  Students will read, re-read, analyze, discuss, and write. 

NOTE: This class must reach the minimum of five students by August 20th to run. If we do not reach this minimum, parents will be notified via email.

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Fall 2024 and Winter 2025ThursdayLiterature & Composition for Grades 11 and 12 – Thursday – Fall 2024 & Winter 2025 – 20 weeks11th - 12th2024-09-12 13:00:002025-03-13 14:30:00400Carrie MokryRegister Now2024-2025-classes fall-2024-winter-2025-classes ncaa-approved-courses writing-literature-grammarfall-2024-and-winter-2025thursday100pm-230pm-et11th-12th

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