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REZF01E: Literature Enrichment A (2013-2014)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: English Language Arts
COURSE TITLE: Literature Enrichment A
CALENDAR YEAR: 2013-2014
GRADE LEVEL: 6-8
CODE: REZF01E
TYPE: MS
CREDITS:
COURSE LENGTH: 9 weeks

Major Concepts/Content: This course offers students the opportunity to examine, analyze and critique a specific work of literature. During the quarter, students will make individual choices, read with small groups (literature circles) and read as a class. There are no limits on the number of books that can be read for this class. There will be time for discussing the books read and sharing opinions. Students may also use the Reading Counts program for comprehension feedback on available fiction and non-fiction titles in the course.

Standards Addressed:

  • 6E1b: Comprehension and Analysis of Nonfiction and informational
  • 6E1c: Comprehension and Analysis of Literary Text
  • 7E1b: Comprehension and Analysis of Nonfiction and Informational Text
  • 7E1c: Comprehension and Analysis of Literary Text
  • 8E1b: Comprehension and Analysis of Nonfiction and Informational Text
  • 8E1c: Comprehension and Analysis of Literary Text

Topics Addressed:

Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Historical and social context
  • Genre, setting and narrative construction
  • Critical analysis and sub-textual interpretation
  • Contemporary relevance
  • Appropriate reading strategies (inference, visualization, determining importance, making connections, and synthesis)
  • Content area reading comprehension
  • Literature circles

Major Instructional Activities: Activities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Active reading
  • Small and large group discussions
  • Oral and written presentations
  • Multimedia presentations
  • Thematic learning activities
  • Final projects
  • Presentations

Major Evaluative Techniques: Observation and evaluation of student engagement

  • Written demonstration of mastery
  • Completed coursework
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes/tests

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Read and comprehend a variety of materials
  • Have a greater appreciation for reading
  • Describe the social and historical forces that inspired the author
  • Explain and evaluate the author’s choices
  • Compare and contrast differing interpretations of the work
  • Evaluate the impact of the work

Resources:

Paperback editions of works