This quarter examines the impact of powerful and precise language as a tool to create effect in text. Throughout this quarter, we will understand how a writer’s craft impacts meaning in narratives.
Quarter Reading Materials:
- Emily Dickinson: We Grow Accustomed to the Dark
- Billy Collins: Man Listening to Disc
- Harper Lee: To Kill A Mockingbird
Quarter Writing Assignments:
- Narrative Essay
- Literary Analysis
- Short-Response Questions
- Blog Posts
Here are a few essential questions we'll consider this quarter:
- What are inferences?
- How do authors use diction with connotative and denotative meanings to convey ideas?
- Standard 2: Reading for All Purposes Prepared Graduate Competency: Engage in a wide range of nonfiction and real-life reading experiences to solve problems, judge the quality of ideas, or complete daily tasks. Interpret how the structure of written English contributes to the pronunciation and meaning of complex vocabulary.
- Standard 3: Writing & Composition Prepared Graduate Competency: Master the techniques of effective informational, literary, and persuasive writing. Apply standard English conventions to effectively communicate with written language.