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English Reading w/Novel: The Tale of Two Cities

English Reading w/Novel: The Tale of Two Cities

Recommended Grade Level: 11

Course Credits: 0.5

Course Price: $250.00


Course Details:

English Reading w/Novel: The Tale of Two Cities

Novel: The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

The Grade 11 Elective Reading course provides an in-depth experience of literature analysis and a reading comprehension of various literary genres. With detailed comprehension of literary elements, students gain knowledge of Short Stories, Poetry, Greek Mythology and Drama. Students will read and study the Novel The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. The course provides students with the foundation to comprehend works of American, British, European and World Literature. Students obtain comprehension skills through various literary analysis exercises and research on authors and historical settings.

Upon completion of this course, students will:

  • be able to apply strategies to comprehend words and ideas
  • be able to analyze story elements
  • be able to evaluate informational materials, including electronic sources, for effectiveness
  • be able to evaluate the use of literary devices to enhance comprehension
  • be able to evaluate traditional and contemporary literature within a variety of genres
  • be able to comprehend a variety of forms/genres
  • be able to synthesize information from a variety of sources
  • be able to analyze informational/expository text and literary/narrative text to draw conclusions and develop insights
  • be able to analyze recurring themes in literature
  • be able to analyze web-based and other resource materials (including primary and secondary sources) for relevance in answering research questions
  • understand complex organizational features of printed text and electronic sources
  • be able to apply understanding of text organizational structures
  • be able to apply comprehension monitoring strategies during and after reading
  • be able to determine importance using theme, main idea, and supporting details in grade- level informational/expository text and/or literary/narrative text
  • understand and apply content/academic vocabulary critical to the meaning of the text, including vocabularies
  • relevant to different contexts, cultures, and communities
  • be able to analyze text to generalize, express insight, or respond by connecting to other texts or situations
  • be able to analyze and evaluate great literary works from a variety of cultures to determine their contribution to the understanding of self, others, and the world

Syllabus:

Section 1 - Short Stories

  • Introduction to Short Stories
  • Short Stories from American Literature
  • Short Stories from European and North American Cultures
  • Short Stories from British Literature
  • Short Stories from World Literature

Section 2 - Poetry

  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Poetry from North American and European Cultures
  • Poetry from British Literature

Section 3 - Greek Mythology

  • Literature of Ancient Greece

Section 4 - Drama

  • Drama: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
  • Drama: Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

Section 5 - Novels

  • Introduction to a Novel
  • Novel: The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Accreditation & Approvals

Cognia Advanced
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Northwest Accreditation Commission Board
Washington OSPI
University of California
Department of Education - Idaho
Arkansas Department of Education